Economist Examines Decade Of Changes In Vaccine Field
The Economist examines how "the past decade has seen changes in how vaccines are developed, financed and delivered solving, at least partially, the conundrum of the vaccine market: poor regions have ample demand for vaccines but little ability to pay for them. As a result, immunisation rates in the poor world have soared." The article looks at how increased competition among manufacturers, especially those in the developing world, and a variety of purchasing schemes are helping to feed a "surge in innovation in the financing and development of vaccines" (6/16).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.