Updated on 23 May 2014
"Sustainability is a central pillar in the long-term success of GAVI Alliance-supported vaccine programmes," said Dr Seth Berkley, chief executive officer of the GAVI Alliance. "GSK is taking strong steps towards supporting developing countries whose growing economies mean they are no longer eligible for Alliance support and is leading the way in longer-term access to low prices for rotavirus, pneumococcal and human papillomavirus vaccines for these countries."
GSK is one of the largest contributors of vaccines to the GAVI Alliance, supplying innovative vaccines, such as those for rotavirus, pneumococcal disease and cervical cancer, at significantly reduced prices to help accelerate access in developing countries. GSK has committed to provide more than 850 million vaccine doses that will help protect up to 300 million children and young girls in the developing world by 2024. GSK delivers over 2 million vaccines each day; over the period of a year, 80 per cent of the vaccine doses go to developing countries.