Ghana's simultaneous introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines 04

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04 Ghana Doune Porter PATH 2012

February 2012. Ghana – Community based health volunteer Peter Owusu talks to mothers in the village of Ado Nkwanta village in Ghana’s Eastern Region about the benefits of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines. He reassures them these new vaccines will work well with the immunisations their babies already receive.

Photo: GAVI/Doune Porter/PATH/2012 

168 million

GAVI-supported vaccine campaigns have resulted in 100 million individuals being immunised against meningitis A and 68 million against yellow fever since 2000.

Meningitis A Conjugate Vaccine Immunizaton Campaign. Joint WHO/UNICEF 2011 Progress Report: January to December 2012. March 2013, p.3 | 2011 data. Yellow Fever Initiative. Joint WHO and UNICEF 2011 Progress Report Nov 2012, p.13, 15. 2012 data: Based on data from Epidemiology of Yellow Fever in the African Region: 2012 report. WHO Regional Office for Africa. April 2013, p.6.

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