GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) announced its intention to donate 50 million doses of H5N1 adjuvanted pre-pandemic influenzavaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of its stockpile initiative. The donation will help establish a much needed stockpile of pre-pandemic vaccines that can be distributed to the world's poorest countries at short notice by the WHO. Delivered over a three-year period, it will provide enough doses of vaccine for 25 million people at 2 injections per person.
As the WHO has made clear, pandemic influenza poses a serious global public health threat with substantial estimated morbidity and mortality. The WHO has expressed its desire to...
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