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GATES FOUNDATION: Global Health Leaders Launch Decade of Vaccines Collaboration | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Global Vaccine Action Plan to guide discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving vaccines
NEW YORK -- The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a collaboration to increase coordination across the international vaccine community and create a Global Vaccine Action Plan.
The collaboration follows the January 2010 call by Bill and Melinda Gates for the next ten years to be the Decade of Vaccines. The Global Vaccine Action Plan will enable greater coordination across all stakeholder groups – national governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and philanthropic organizations -- and will identify critical policy, resource, and other gaps that must be addressed to realize the life-saving potential of vaccines.
The structure of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration includes a Leadership Council to provide oversight for the planning effort, a Steering Committee that holds the primary responsibility for developing the action plan, an International Advisory Committee to assist the Leadership Council in evaluating the action plan, and a Secretariat for administrative support.
The Leadership Council: Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health
GCGH: SCIENTIFIC BOARD (part of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Member, Scientific Board
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health