Ghana's simultaneous introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines 04

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04 Ghana Doune Porter PATH 2012

February 2012. Ghana – Community based health volunteer Peter Owusu talks to mothers in the village of Ado Nkwanta village in Ghana’s Eastern Region about the benefits of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines. He reassures them these new vaccines will work well with the immunisations their babies already receive.

Photo: GAVI/Doune Porter/PATH/2012 

1.5 million

In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children died before the age of five. WHO estimates that 1.5 million of these deaths are due to vaccine-preventable diseases.

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