Essay on Donations: Poverty and Melinda Foundation

Submitted By cyvelazquez
Words: 625
Pages: 3

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations was formed in 1994, they are guided by the belief that every life has equal value and they are working towards to help and guide people for a healthy and productive lives. They are aiming to help extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries.
On this article “Ensuring the World’s Poorest Children Benefit from Lifesaving Vaccines” we can see how Bill & Melinda Foundation and The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization program are trying to inform and create conscience on how important and how people can prevent the death of kids around the world, especially on poorest countries, providing the necessary immunizations to their children’s. Also they are looking towards creating new vaccines and new ways to supply them on a rapid but secure process.
Based on this article we can see very clearly that immunization is a neglected area essentially and more often on the poorest countries. Approximately 1.4 million children’s in countries like Africa and Asia die from diseases that can be prevented due to lack of immunization. All this was previously blamed to the fact there was little or not enough monetary resources to attack the problem, but with the help of Bill & Melinda Foundation, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, pharmaceuticals entities, research instituted and NGO’s all are integrated to find and create a solution to this social issue. After this GAVI was created in order to “save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunization in the world’s poorest countries”.

GAVI is encouraging all the poorest countries to create and turn in proposal to expand the coverage and the use of existing and new vaccines. When the proposals are approved and funded they estimate how many vaccines are required (this is to guarantee the right amount needed) and then send them for distribution. Since 2000 GAVI has helped many countries providing funding for immunization preventing 1.7 million deaths. Also 15 millions of children’s have been immunized with the basic vaccines and more than 115 million of children’s have been fortunate and receive new vaccines.
Bill & Melinda Foundation also realize and learned that in order to make progress they have to bring others donors in addition to their contribution. They were the first ones, which launch others to be part of this commitment,