Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has worked to improve lives around the world and build upon President Clinton’s legacy of public service.
Development and Production of Low-Cost Vaccines
In 2006, the JN International Medical Corporation committed to help eliminate preventable infectious diseases through the development and production of low-cost vaccines and rapid diagnostic test kits. This project was designed to address the growing need for vaccines and diagnostics in developing countries, especially in West Africa and Southeast Asia. For example--at the time of this commitment--JN Medical recognized an increasing demand for meningococcal vaccines in developed countries, which unfortunately had created a shortage throughout Africa and Asia. JN was in a position to provide these low-cost, effective vaccines and diagnostics to the world's poorest populations.
At the time of its last report in April of 2009, JN Medical's vaccine division had supplied over 750,000 doses of vaccine for Polio, DTP+Hb, Hepatitis B, and two million doses of Meningitis vaccine to West Africa.
Here are the latest updates of some of the Foundation’s programs at work: