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.
The range of challenges that will be discussed at UNGA is formidable, but every year, Mark Suzman is struck by the rapid pace at which that progress can happen when commitment and resources come together.
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