The journal Vaccine has published a special supplement dedicated to the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) that features articles by PATH contributors and others on the GVAP strategic objectives and the opportunities and challenges associated with its implementation.
The supplement was published as part of the lead-up to World Immunization Week, beginning April 20, with articles on a range of related topics, including vaccine development, financing, access, delivery, and health impact. The goal of the supplement is to provide insights into the GVAP strategic objectives and to serve as an information source for the global immunization community. More than 100 authors contributed to the supplement representing a variety of international and developing-country stakeholders, from civil society and academia to vaccine manufacturers and policymakers.
The GVAP is a framework approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to achieve the Decade of Vaccines vision of delivering universal access to immunization. As a partner organization of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration, PATH contributed to six articles in the supplement that reflect our expertise and wide-ranging role in helping to close immunization gaps for underserved populations in developing countries.
PATH’s commitment to achieving the GVAP goals is highlighted in our contributions to the Decade of Vaccines supplement, as detailed in the following article summaries: