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Mind the equity gap: accelerating tech-enabled innovations to immunise all children

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Health workers en route with the pneumococcal vaccine in a portable cold storage box. Credit: Gavi/2013/Adrian Brooks.

INFUSE 2017 called for tech-enabled, proven innovations that promote immunisation uptake and improve health-service delivery in developing countries. 


The world’s poorest, most vulnerable children often lack access to high-quality immunisation services. Barriers include:

  • hard-to-reach communities
  • gender inequality
  • negative beliefs and misinformation about vaccines
  • lack of understanding about if and when to return for doses
  • poor experiences using health facilities
  • systemic issues: vaccine supply, stock management, lack of registrations and data quality

Reach all children with life-saving vaccines 

The 2017 INFUSE call for innovations closed in April with approximately 100 submissions to be reviewed according to the annual INFUSE process.

The next INFUSE call for innovation will be launched at Davos, in January 2018.


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