The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) is a framework to improve health by extending the full benefits of immunization to all people. Approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2012, the GVAP was created to achieve the Decade of Vaccines’ vision of delivering universal access to immunization by 2020.
Dr. Peter Hotez says addressing neglected tropical diseases could help the G20 boost GDP.
"The group of 20 (G20) finance ministers meeting in Australia has just announced an ambitious initiative to boost the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) by at least $2 trillion over the next five years. To achieve this target they propose to shape and implement new policies that increase investment and employment, and promote competition and trade.