Our Credo

Globally, immunization saves more than three million lives every year in all age groups from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles – but more than three million people still die due to lack of access to vaccines.1

Our Credo is a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

To achieve our Credo, we rely on cooperation, innovation and education. Informing the public about the burden of disease and the true value of vaccines will help maintain and develop greater immunization coverage, and as a result, save lives.


Our Mandate

Our mandate is to protect and improve human health worldwide by providing superior, innovative vaccines for the prevention and treatment of disease and by playing an active role in the immunization community to maximize vaccination.

External LinkLearn more about global immunization data on WHO website


(1) World Health Organization:  http://www.who.int/immunization_monitoring/en/