Happy 10th birthday to the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)! The main mission of IVAC is to apply rigorous science to build knowledge and support for the value of vaccines. Started in 2009, IVAC was born out of two different initiatives between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.
IVAC uses four approaches for their work. They use rigorous science, clear communication, productive partnership, and capacity building and training. The chart below helps demonstrate the many layers of work done by IVAC.
Over the last 10 years, IVAC has helped to prove the economic advantage of vaccines, spread vaccine access beyond high-income countries to low-income countries, and provide technical leadership on over 15 vaccine-preventable disease.
Congratulations, IVAC, on 10 years of important public health work!