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A mother waits for her 1-year-old son to receive a second dose of the measles vaccine in Dakar, Senegal.
A mother waits for her 1-year-old son to receive a second dose of the measles vaccine in Dakar, Senegal. © Gates Archive/Sylvain Cherkaoui

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A health worker directs elderly residents to register for a COVID-19 vaccination program in Brits, South Africa.

How health equity can prevent the next pandemic

Greater health equity is crucial to preventing the next global pandemic. When low-income countries have the basic health infrastructure they need and deserve, the next novel virus will be easier to identify, monitor, and stop.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A lab technician prepares vials of COVID-19 vaccines at the Institute of Technology in Immunobiology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This organization is working to create a world without pandemics

As COVID-19 variants continue to surge around the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces a new $150 million commitment to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and make the case for faster, more equitable vaccine access.
By Bill Gates Co-chair, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A laboratory at Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines in Cape Town, South Africa, which is partnering with the World Health Organization and the Biovac Institute to establish an mRNA technology transfer hub in Cape Town.

Geographically distributed manufacturing capacity is needed for improved global health security

Now is the time to support developing countries in building the infrastructure, skills, and systems they need to develop safe and affordable vaccines for diseases that mostly affect poorer nations.
By Anita Zaidi President, Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation