Developing nations begin introducing new vaccine against major killer within a year of its introduction in rich countries

Dec 14, 2010

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A new vaccine which prevents the most deadly forms of pneumonia – the world’s number one killer of children – was introduced today in the routine immunisation programme of a developing country, paving the way to introductions in more than 40 developing countries with the support of the GAVI Alliance. “GAVI’s efforts in the next five years will significantly focus on tackling the two biggest childhood killers, pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases,” said Helen Evans, interim CEO of the GAVI Alliance.

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