Ghana's simultaneous introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines 07

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February 2012. Ghana – Emilia Okai, the Regional Disease Control Officer for Ghana’s Eastern Region, is delighted with the space in the new regional walk-in cold room. All routine vaccines for her region, including the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines to be introduced April 26, will be stored in this refrigerator.

Photo: GAVI/Doune Porter/PATH/2012

07 Ghana Doune Porter PATH 2012

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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