In the last years, humanity has faced with a series of dangerous diseases. Many of them have a high chance to be deadly, such as the Ebola disease.
Jeremy Ferrar, the director of Britain’s Welcome Trust, explained that we can no longer ignore the rising challenges that come with developing new cures and discovering new vaccines.
Even before the Ebola outbreak, scientists said that there were possible ways to develop a series of vaccines, but due to the lack of funding, the initiative failed.
Furthermore, they stated that if such a vaccine could have been put to a series of tests and if it got approved, they could have saved many innocent lives. This way, the vaccines could have been distributed to the masses from the start of the outbreak.
In order to prevent further inconveniences down the road, a group of international scientists have proposed that a global fund should be made for vaccine development.
An international team of researchers suggested that the sum of 2 billion dollars would be enough to find ways to prevent future outbreaks of deadly diseases.
This kind of project would only be feasible if the raising of the needed money would be supported by health foundations, nations and their governments and pharmaceutical companies.
This way, a breakthrough in the vaccine domain could happen. This would be possible starting with the process of developing of new vaccines and all the way to deploying them on the field.
They main reason of the failure to develop new vaccines is the lack of funding. Because of this, many vaccine ideas had to be put on hold, just like the case with the Ebola possible vaccine.
Researchers said that the costs are the main obstacle in creating new cures. Though, with the needed support, they would make it so that vaccines would be available for emergency use.
The new Ebola outbreaks these past years have raised an alarming signal. Awareness has spread throughout the world, thus forcing the global organization, Doctors Without Borders, to take action.
They started researching and developing a new vaccine. It is called Stomatitis Virus, Ebola Virus Vaccine. The trials proved successful, because the vaccine killed the virus. This way, future Ebola disasters can be prevented and thousands of lives can be saved.
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