July 21

Analysis: Vaccines Given in Last 20 Years Could Prevent 50 Million Deaths in LMICs

By Stephen Johns

Vaccinations given in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the last 20 years will prevent 50 million deaths from infectious diseases.

New research, led by the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium, including researchers at Imperial College London, assessed the impact of vaccination activities against 10 infectious diseases across 112 countries.

The team say that success is expected to continue, with a further 47 million deaths predicted to be prevented by vaccination given between 2020 and 2030, if progress is sustained.

This would mean 97 million deaths in LMICs would be prevented by vaccination occurring between 2000 and 2030.

Photo courtesy of Sanofi Pasteur.

Source: Imperial College London (link opens in a new window)

Health Care, Impact Assessment