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GLOBAL: “Gates-Linked Vaccine Group Wants $4.3 Billion”

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Associated Press     (03.18.10)

The vaccine advocacy group GAVI Alliance said Thursday that it needs $4.3 billion in new funding to boost global childhood immunization campaigns. Specifically, the group is targeting illnesses like hepatitis B, diarrhea, and pneumonia in the developing world. If governments and donors come up with the money by 2015, the resulting effort could save 4.2 million lives, GAVI said. GAVI was launched a decade ago as a partner to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Two months ago, the pair pledged to donate $10 billion over the next decade to bring vaccines to poor nations.

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Written by pkids

March 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm

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