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Three immunization advocates share why Gavi matters

Nearly 25 years after its founding, the global vaccine alliance has helped immunize more than 1 billion children.
Theo Sowa, Dr. Prime Josephine, and Dr. Awa Marie Coll Seck.
Theo Sowa, Dr. Prima Yosephine, and Dr. Awa Marie Coll Seck.

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The single-dose HPV vaccine saves thousands of women's lives every year. Learn more about access for people to get the dose and effectiveness against cervical cancer.
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Six scientists share the innovations that could transform the future

We asked scientists at the 2023 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting to share the scientific innovation that could transform their community over the next 20 years. Here’s what they said.
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Amid surging demand for syringes, a new investment supports long-term supply on the African continent

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has led to a looming shortage of syringes for low- and middle-income countries that could impact immunization programs. A new foundation grant to a Kenyan medical supply company will help increase syringe supply and geographically diversify the supplier base.
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