Bill Gates says providing nOPV2-like vaccines to ‘zero-dose’ children…

Bill Gates says providing nOPV2-like vaccines to ‘zero-dose’ children…


Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says we must vaccinate unvaccinated children eradicate polioa step he says is essential to ensure a “healthier future for all of us”.

What happened: Gates, who is one of the biggest donors to the World Health Organization and on Friday campaigned for the eradication of certain diseases that are spreading around the world and took to Twitter to advocate for it Polio vaccination for ‘children at risk’.

“To [end polio,] We must vaccinate the world’s most vulnerable children – especially those who have never been vaccinated. Protecting “zero-dose” children from paralysis with polio vaccines like nOPV2 will help usher in a healthier future for all of us,” Gates said.

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The philanthropist made his comments on the microblogging platform while sharing a tweet from community-based organization Rotary International.

Why it matters: Gates and his philanthropic initiative, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationhas made an important contribution to Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The foundation has donated billions of dollars to polio eradication efforts, including funding immunization programs in countries where polio is prevalent.

Gates has also repeatedly warned that until we finally end polio, it remains a threat to humanity. Global efforts to eradicate polio have made significant strides in recent years.

According to Statista, the number of cases has steadily decreased since 1980, according to the latest available data up to 2021.

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