Economic crisis ‘must not disrupt vaccine programme’

A baby receives a vaccine

The global economic crisis must not be allowed to interfere with the delivery of new vaccines to the developing world, a global health body has warned. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (Gavi) says it needs more than $4bn (£3bn) by 2015. This would enable it to continue existing programmes and roll out new vaccines against diarrhoea and pneumonia.

But there are fears donors may want to cut back in the current climate.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10354112.stm

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1 Response to Economic crisis ‘must not disrupt vaccine programme’

  1. justdc says:

    wow, thank you for sharing this, you never think about the economic decline affecting things such as vaccination programmes.

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