GAVI and pneumococcal support

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GAVI support for pneumococcal vaccines

The GAVI Alliance has committed to support the introduction of pneumococcal vaccines in 19 developing countries from 2010 to 2012 and plans to roll them out to more than 40 countries by 2015, potentially averting more than 650,000 future deaths.


Image:  Kenya pneumococcal launchFeature image caption: 
Mary Wambui's daughter Esther receives the first of three pneumococcal vaccine doses, a scene to be repeated in health clinics across Kenya as it targets 85% pneumococcal vaccine coverage by 2012. Source: Riccardo Gangale/GAVI/2011.

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6 million

Approximately six million future deaths averted from hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type B, measles, pertussis, pneumococcal disease, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea and yellow fever since GAVI's launch in 2000.

WHO Department of Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals’ estimates and projections, as of October 2013

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