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Vaccines: Did You Know...?

VACCINES: DID YOU KNOW...? The GAVI Alliance is a public-private global health partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing access to immunisation in developing countries. 1 in 5 child deaths are caused by pneumonia. Less than 20% of children 1 child dies every 20 seconds from suffering from pneumonia receive antibiotics they need to recover. vaccine-preventable diseases. 380,000 Every year, 1.7 million children die from preventable diseases because they do not have access to life-saving vaccines. Deaths per year caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), which can cause meningitis and pneumonia. By pooling demand and providing predictable financing, the GAVI business model encourages vaccine manufacturers to expand capacity and attracts new suppliers to the market, resulting in increased supply at lower prices. US$ 2.58 1 vaccine* can prevent 5 diseases Vaccines are among the best public health tools available to save lives and protect the health of children so they can Weighted average price of the pentavalent vaccine. (A decrease of almost 30% since GAVI began to support the vaccine) P Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Нерatitis B o Diphtheria o Tetanus b Pertussis (whooping cough) With its continued focus on market shaping, GAVI expects to further reduce costs and enable vaccines to become even more grow up to lead healthy, productive lives. But even with this compelling evidence, 23 million children, mainly in the developing world, are still not vaccinated against common but life-threatening diseases. affordable for countries. *pentavalent vaccine 27 million Additional children immunised against Hib with support from GAVI in 2010. Hib meningitis has been virtually eliminated in young children in Uganda just five years after the Hib vaccine was introduced. GAVI ALLIANCE To read GAVI's 2010 Progress Report, visit 介 介 介 介 介绍

Vaccines: Did You Know...?

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Learn more about why vaccines are among the best public health tools available. The GAVI Alliance is a public-private global health partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting peop...


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