Ghana's simultaneous introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines 07

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February 2012. Ghana – Emilia Okai, the Regional Disease Control Officer for Ghana’s Eastern Region, is delighted with the space in the new regional walk-in cold room. All routine vaccines for her region, including the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines to be introduced April 26, will be stored in this refrigerator.

Photo: GAVI/Doune Porter/PATH/2012

07 Ghana Doune Porter PATH 2012

US$ 80-100 billion

Investing in Gavi’s 2016-2020 strategy has the potential to deliver US$ 80-100 billion in costs averted related to illness, such as productivity loss due to death/disability, treatment costs, caretaker productivity loss and transport costs.

Stack M et al. Estimated economic benefits during Decade of Vaccines, Health Affairs 2011

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