A new four-part documentary series by the BBC looks at the scientific advances and real-world challenges of delivering life-saving vaccines to children in the developing world. From the hunt within research labs to harness new technologies to the clinics in remote villages where the vaccines are given to children, the series looks at the promise of and the progress on making vaccines affordable and accessible to the countries where they are needed most. PATH’s work on the development of new vaccines and helping to accelerate the use of rotavirus vaccines are featured in this compelling narrative. The “Vaccine Hunters” series began airing February 4, 2007, over the BBC World Service; see www.bbcworld.com for viewing times.
Posted February 6, 2007.