Based on MSF’s field experience and needs, we are pushing for better coverage with existing vaccines like measles and for cheaper and better adapted versions of new vaccines.

21. April 2014

Vaccines: A delicate balance

Vaccines are among our most important medical tools for protecting the health of children. And yet, for all their power to safeguard young lives, vaccines are also extremely challenging to use in developing countries. 

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Vaccines: The Issues

Niger © Olivier Asselin

Learn about the issues involved in developing vaccines that work for developing coutries and supporting wide immunisation coverage.

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Vaccines: A Preventable Fate
Twenty percent of all the babies born in the world each year—the equivalent of nearly five times the children born yearly in the United States—are not getting the basic vaccines they need to be protected from killer diseases, such as measles...

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MSF & Vaccines

Uganda © Vanessa Vick

Find out more about where MSF is running vaccination campaigns in response to disease outbreaks and to protect populations.

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Vaccines Facts

Major barriers to access include high vaccine prices, inadequate financing for certain immunisation initiatives and/or outbreak response, and weakness of national immunisation systems

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