At the World Health Summit, ahead of tomorrow’s polio pledging event, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation committed $1.2 billion toward efforts to end polio worldwide. The money will support the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and its efforts to scale up the use of the novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2), a vaccine by Bio Farma that was 10 years in the making. The vaccine has been recommended under the WHO’s emergency use listing and recently secured a purchase contract with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for 2022 and 2023. View More