Reaching more children with vaccines in developing countries: key challenges of innovation and delivery

Curr Med Res Opin. 2016;32(1):177-81. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2015.1108910. Epub 2015 Nov 13.


As we reach the deadline for the United Nations fourth Millennium Development Goal to reduce child mortality, many inequalities in vaccine access still exist, particularly for children in developing countries. Here we discuss some of the barriers to vaccine access in these countries, as well as some of the innovative approaches that could address these. Finally, we discuss the need to create a global environment conducive to innovation directed at low-resource settings, aimed to ultimately increase vaccine coverage.

Keywords: Child mortality; Policy; Technological innovations; Vaccines.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Developing Countries
  • Health Resources
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs
  • Vaccines / administration & dosage*


  • Vaccines