Advance Market Commitments (AMC): A new financing model for vaccine introduction

(MMS Bulletin 117, September 2010) "It can take 10-15 years until an existing vaccine is finally introduced in low income countries, despite their burden of disease and the proven effectiveness of immunization. To accelerate the introduction of new and underused vaccines into poor countries, a new financing model is currently piloted to test its impact on morbidity and mortality of pneumonia. The Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is a new approach to public health funding. However despite its promising outlook, there is a debate about whether the money will be spent wisely."