Great news about Cholera vaccine supplies and distribution!
“Faced with a global shortage of oral cholera vaccines (OCV), the United Nations health agency announced today that supply should double this year to six million doses, with further increases later, after it approved a third producer to fight a disease that kills up to 142, 000 people annually.
…The additional capacity will help reverse a vicious cycle of low demand, low production, high price and inequitable distribution, to a virtuous cycle of increased demand, increased production, reduced price and greater equity of access.”
This marks a paradigm shift, influenced by the work of Abundance Partner Louise Ivers and her research around a Cholera vaccine, which Abundance is proud to support. Read more here, and check out the WHO news release here.