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April 2012

27 April 2012

Ghana pioneers new child vaccines

Source: BBC

 Ghana has become the first country in Africa to start protecting children against two of the continent's deadliest infant diseases with simultaneous vaccinations. The chief executive of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), Dr Seth Berkley, told the BBC the combined treatment has become possible thanks to adequate health facilities in Ghana, combined with sufficient stocks of vaccine, and robust international funding.

17 April 2012

Gates Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health to Partner on Global Health Initiative

Source: Philanthropy News Digest

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Brazilian Ministry of Health have announced a strategic alliance to prioritize the development of solutions for pressing global health issues. 

17 April 2012

US, Haiti kick off vaccination campaigns

Source: Washington Post

Haiti, the United States and international partners are launching a nationwide vaccination campaign in the Caribbean country that seeks to curb or preventinfectious diseases, health officials said Monday. 

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