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Media - published on 11 Mar 2017

Evaluating industry’s role in vaccine access

The Lancet covers the first Access to Vaccines Index.

A summary of the article – On March 6, 2017, the Access to Medicine Foundation released its first Access to Vaccines Index, a baseline analysis of industry activities to improve access to vaccines worldwide. Two targets for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3.8 and SDG 3.B) explicitly mention vaccines. Yet, despite the global consensus on the centrality of vaccines to modern health systems, access is highly variable, and in 2016 there were 19 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world.


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View our detailed overview of each company’s performance in the Index, including breakdowns of their product portfolios and R&D pipelines.