Standard immunization currently averts an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year in all age groups. Innovative technology solutions that help to ensure vaccine effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and storage are enabling immunization programs to save even more lives. Without vaccines, as well as safe and effective vaccine distribution systems and delivery practices, disease would become more rampant, the public health system would be overburdened with treatment costs, and deaths—particularly in children—would increase dramatically. Immunization is therefore a valuable tool for protecting health, enhancing economic security and political stability, and saving lives.
PATH works to reach communities most in need with lifesaving vaccines, with wide-ranging projects to develop, improve, deliver, and increase support for vaccines. Visit PATH’s website to learn more about its work on vaccines.
The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers (2012)
A publication that aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain regarding immunization.
A website that provides an online platform for discussing vaccines and vaccination as well as other resources addressing common questions and misperceptions about vaccines.
Featured PATH resources
Increasing Access to Lifesaving Vaccines: PATH Closes the Immunization Gap Through Innovation and Collaboration (2011)
A fact sheet that outlines PATH's work on vaccines and immunization.
Understanding Vaccines (2012)
A fact sheet that describes how vaccines work and provides an overview of the different types of vaccines.
Page last updated: February 2013.