TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Greater Gift Initiative donates 25,000 vaccines to children

Greater Gift Initiative said on Monday that it has donated 25,000 vaccines to children in developing countries through the GAVI Alliance and Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign.

"The gift of a vaccine to a child in need reinforces that a volunteer's contribution to medical advancement not only ensures access to new therapies, it helps to provide a better tomorrow for children around the world," Allison Kelly, the marketing manager for PMG Research, said. "GGI holds a special place in the hearts of our staff and patient volunteers."

GGI separated from its parent company PMG Research in 2011 in order to become a stand-alone not-for-profit organization. Since then, it has added four clinical trial partners and operates a site-based vaccine donation and patient advocacy program in more than 30 locations in the United States.

Researchers at GGI are working to add pharmaceutical and clinical trial partners in order to become a philanthropic connector between those creating medicine and those who need it.

"Interest in GGI has been strong in our first year and our concept is resonating with industry innovators," Becca Chase, the executive director of GGI, said. "There is an inherent desire of professionals in the clinical trial industry to do something to make a difference. They are already doing this through their work in clinical research and participation with GGI provides an opportunity to also impact global health."