A landmark study has revealed that global immunisation endeavours have saved an estimated 154 million lives over the past 50 years*, equivalent to 6 lives every minute, with 101 million of those being infants. Vaccines serve as vital tools in combating infectious diseases and bolstering societal resilience.

ITN Business will explore the crucial role of vaccines in preserving public health worldwide in digital campaign ‘Vaccines: Protecting Global Health’. Highlighting scientific advancements in research & technology, historical milestones, and ongoing challenges, the programme sheds light on the profound impact of immunisation on global welfare.

​From the frontline efforts of healthcare professionals to the strategic initiatives of governments and the innovative contributions of medical technology organisations, the programme will showcase the collaborative framework essential for effective vaccine development, distribution, and uptake. Featuring insights from industry experts, compelling interviews, and reporter-led films, it will highlight the critical importance of vaccines in safeguarding global health for the future.

Anchored by journalist and reported Duncan Golestani from the ITN London Studios, ‘Vaccines: Protecting Global Health’ will highlights the evolution of immunisation efforts and their expanded scope beyond children to adolescents and adults. Launching on the 10th of December, to coinciding with the World Health Organization’s 50th anniversary of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), the programme will explore key themes, including:

  • The science and technology behind vaccines
  • The historical impact of vaccines
  • Vaccine safety and efficacy
  • Global immunisation efforts
  • Vaccine equity and access
  • Combating vaccine misinformation

It will feature insights from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA).

‘Vaccines: Protecting Global Health’ will be hosted on a bespoke page on the ITN Business content hub, and will be supported by a digital launch, including a marketing campaign.

There are commercial opportunities for leading organisations to be featured in the programme and spearhead their own news item. If your organisation wants to share what you stand for and be part of this important conversation about protecting global health, please contact ITN Business’ Head of Healthcare Programming Georgia Gerstein.


*Source: World Health Organization