Alliance to Fund Child Vaccines for 12 African Countries

In a major step towards protecting children against severe diarrhoea and pneumonia, the world's leading killers of children, an alliance of health groups has announced funding for the distribution of rotavirus vaccines to 12 new African countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda and Tanzania.

A Kenyan mother waits as her child is vaccinated against pneumococcal disease.

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