News of the WeekVaccine Development

Radical Steps Urged to Help Underserved

Science  02 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5471, pp. 1563-1564
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5471.1563a

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BETHESDA, MARYLAND-- For years, researchers working on vaccines against the world's major scourges have pleaded for more funding, political attention, and greater involvement from the pharmaceutical industry. Now their cause has been embraced by politicians around the world, and industry leaders have promised to do what they can. And last week, a broad group of researchers, big-pharma CEOs, and public health experts met at Clinton's request to discuss the main obstacles on the road to new vaccines for AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.