Bill and Melinda Gates at the AM 2010Bill and Melinda Gates announced that their foundation will commit US$ 10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world’s poorest countries.

“We must make this the decade of vaccines,” said Bill Gates, speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

“Vaccines already save and improve millions of lives in developing countries.”

Bill and Melinda Gates were joined at the press conference by Julian Lob-Levyt, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (the GAVI Alliance), which was launched at the World Economic Forum 10 years ago this week.

Watch the press conference