We all know of the time when a deadly disease called small pox killed millions of people worldwide.1 Polio paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children over the course of decades.2 Today, thanks to vaccination, smallpox is a thing of the past and we are on the verge of eradicating polio.While vaccination saves up to 3 million lives every year, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided with improved vaccination coverage. 3At Sanofi Pasteur, the global vaccines unit of Sanofi, we work relentlessly towards a vision of a world where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine preventable disease. We are proud that our vaccines can help protect people from a wide range of severe infectious diseases, at every stage of life.
Our history is grounded in life science pioneers who discovered how infectious diseases work. They unlocked the public health potential of vaccination and developed efficient mass production methods to ensure the broadest access to vaccines.
A legacy of over 100 years
Creating value, through our vaccines
Reference1WHO (2011).Chapter 1: Smallpox: Eradication an ancient scourge. Available at:
http://www.who.int/about/bugs_drugs_smoke_chapter_1_smallpox.pdf (Accessed April 2018)
2Polio global eradication initiative. History of polio. Available at:
http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/history-of-polio/ (Accessed April 2018)
3WHO Immunization coverage. Fact sheet Updated February 2018. Available at:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs378/en/ (Accessed April 2018)
4Sanofi(2017) Annual Report on Form 20-F 2017. Available at:
* As of December 13, 2017