Fondazione Sclavo at-a-glance



Reduce infant mortality and improve health and living conditions in low-income countries, by accelerating availability of new affordable life-saving vaccines to eliminate neglected infectious diseases and by training local health workers, thereby reducing  poverty.



  • Established in 2011 by private founders: Sclavo Vaccines Association and Dr. Rino Rappuoli,
  • Board members are appointed by founders and receive no compensation for their position,
  • Fully tax-exempt, private-law, charitable organization (ONLUS): donations are tax deductible,
  • Founding Charter (Articles of Association) in line with strict ONLUS regulations,
  • Registered with Government Offices: recognized as private research organization,
  • Annual Report deposited with local government control office and audited by external CPA,
  • Board members and Managing Director with extensive experience in life sciences,
  • 2015 Annual Report top-line figures:
  • Revenues from donations and interests: €161,086,
  • Net Margin allocated to reserves for use in chartered activities: €91,970,
  • Net Worth, including endowment fund and reserves: €203,117.



  1. Accelerate development and fruition of vaccines against neglected infectious diseases of poverty:
  • Project coordinator for development of a vaccine against Non-Typhoidal Salmonella for Africa funded by the Tuscany Region with €1MM (in Africa NTS is the 1st cause of sepsis, mainly in children),
  • Proponent of a Solution Initiative against typhoid fever to the UNSDSN in collaboration with Bio E,
  • Two project applications with H2020 and EDCTP on neglected infectious diseases and vaccines,
  1. Train doctors and paramedic personnel from LMIC:
  • Co-funder of the last two editions of the Master in Vaccinology and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development organized by the University of Siena and GSK Vaccines, for MDs from LMICs,
  • Will organize with the University of Siena the V Edition of the Master for ≈ 15 MDs from LMICs,
  1. Improve awareness of infectious diseases of poverty and vaccination at the international level:
  • Annual presentations at the UN International Conference on Sustainable Development on typhoid vaccines and value of vaccination,
  • Participation in the drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators,
  • Member of the UN Sustainable Solution Network, SDSM-MED and SDSN-Italia,
  • Initiatives with the Rotary Foundation on polio eradication and fight against infectious diseases in Africa