New Pneumonia vaccine available for millions more in Kenya!

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By March 19, 2011
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The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has started the global rollout of the new pneumonia vaccine in Kenya, according to interim CEO, Helen Evans. Pneumonia has continued to be a major public health issue in Kenya, with the World Health Organization reporting that it is the country’s second leading killer among children, after malaria. The vaccine, already available in various private hospitals, has remained out of reach for many children, due to its $188 price tag.


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Danielle Finochiaro

I will be graduating this May with a BA in Communications. This past summer I studied abroad in New Zealand and Fiji through Arizona State University’s school of Human Evolution and Social Change.…


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