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He's a Ford's old and it's women in business -- in New York today CEOs educators politicians all of gathering.
Trying to tackle some of society's most difficult problems.
Every Liz MacDonald.
The founder of Forbes women in business if I can say that she's actually talking TA leader in the medical community -- is.
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I hit an ounce on the last night or chip and I created that so that's what this whole conference is about and we talked to doctor Julie Gerber thing.
And doctor Julie curbing has been in the forefront end the fighting anthrax attacks at CDC.
You know fighting SARS fighting Bryson attacks fighting -- -- -- you know bioterrorism.
She's now morning Merck vaccines guys and this is the -- second biggest.
Vaccine business in the world here's the inside story of this success of Merck vaccine.
-- we're very pleasant person I haven't seen a very passionate people who really care about public -- But we also have gotten our manufacturing back online so that we're dealing with our history of supply shortages.
And getting out there in the rest of the world in making our vaccines available to some of the people who need them the most you know -- to -- -- we talk about about children's vaccines that -- is a huge player an adult vaccines what's got -- excited there.
You know most adults don't realize they need vaccines and vaccines -- a lifetime health issues.
And so we have some great vaccines that protect adults against -- -- ammonia against singles.
And -- some of the other common problems that adults don't realize we have a vaccine for -- Basically -- units pulling -- about I think five point three billion.
And that's a good chunk of Merck's annual sales and one vaccine that I want to talk about is Florida so what's happening with artists don't tell us what for instance where.
Today is a big day for us that -- because UNICEF has agreed to purchase some doses of guidance of 2.4 million doses.
At four and a half dollars a dose which is the lowest price we've ever had what -- for penicillin is that vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer it.
The events have Paloma virus -- and woods is the major prize.
So through this procurement we can get this wonderful vaccines is it girls who really needed the most the girls in Africa.
They have one of the highest risks for cervical cancer big outbreak of certain.
-- their right you know it's it's a problem because it's the transmissible through and dismembering content but also when you have.
-- TB and HIV you have a much higher chance of going on to develop the -- of cancer.
We got there in the vaccine -- really what theory do you want to strengthen what part of the business and wanna get more behind Warren -- more.
You know there's so many people who have not yet benefited from vaccine protects him.
So our biggest opportunity is really in the new markets there.
Millions and millions of children and women in -- -- punches of the world.
But even in China and India where we know we could save lives that they can just get our vaccines out there it's a tough written at the China.
-- China has a great deal of biotechnology capabilities.
They have a strong and growing industry and they're -- with -- government -- -- -- our partners -- stated this challenging to get the right -- of the regulatory environment the quality environment in that trustworthy partner -- I mean I could see that being a huge.
Merck and turns -- -- -- right.
But there's obviously the business orientation but there's also the health imperative and I think that blend of those -- makes it definitely worth a strong person that -- and -- -- got excited.
But one thing we have coming hopefully very soon is it even better and stronger HPV vaccine that will -- nine strains of the virus -- -- an almost eliminate greens are there.
But -- island and many many say is that those that cause cancer.
With denying -- and legacy will be able to get more than 90%.
Isn't enough but it's that you gotta hurt innocent people are really scared -- taken vaccine there.
Really leery of a -- And -- right you know there's some nights the ballad -- about vaccines and an exaggerated concerns about vaccine safety -- of the hardest things.
As someone who has been in public health we -- to prevent present a balanced point of view.
Now that I'm working in the industry of course we're not the most credible resource because people are suspicious that -- just trying to market our vaccines.
They know it.
Here there really are so many benefits to vaccines.
And we have the highest safety standards -- vaccines that many -- because we know we're giving them to completely healthy people.
Some really interesting stuff -- and Ashley.
And does so later learned today we're also going to be interviewing Donna -- that's coming up from the 4 o'clock hour.
It's been a jam -- really busy day here at the Forbes women -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Early -- today Carly Fiorina and doctor Julie interpreting is a powerful voice in the health.
Fields is going to be she's already looked -- -- -- -- it's up to even more done around the explosive growth of vaccines.
And the business at -- and this and affecting us.
And -- write stuff what a great day -- seed seed Marat out thank you thank you so much -- our.
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