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Looking back on vaccines in 2018

Some of the most significant breakthroughs in 2018 came in the field of vaccine development and delivery, where we again saw progress on immunization. Today, more people in the poorest parts of the world, especially children, are getting protected against infectious diseases, while new innovations are producing vaccines more cheaply and getting them to the communities who need them more effectively.
Michael Lea Senior Writer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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The danger of complacency: Lost progress in vitamin A distribution

After nearly two decades of rising coverage, our progress on a critical piece in the fight against malnutrition is unravelling. Vitamin A distribution is now at a seven-year low. We know what we need to do to turn the tide—now is the time to do it.
Shawn Baker Director, Nutrition, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation