Pakistan tackles top child killer - Pneumonia

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Pakistan was the first county in South Asia to launch a vaccine against one of the leading cause of pneumonia among children under five.

The introduction of pneumococcal vaccines is an important milestone in the fight to reduce the burden caused by pneumonia in Pakistan. The partnership between the Government of Pakistan and the GAVI Alliance – which includes UNICEF, WHO and civil society, among many other partners - to deliver this life-saving vaccine to Pakistan's children, as well as a renewed commitment to strengthening the current routine immunisation system, provides a solid foundation for a stronger, healthier nation.

09 October 2012

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