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05 Ghana Doune Porter PATH 2012

February 2012. Ghana – At an outreach vaccination session in the village of  Ado Nkwanta in Ghana’s Eastern Region, a baby boy is given a pentavalent vaccine that will protect him against five common childhood diseases.

Photo: GAVI/Doune Porter/PATH/2012

US$ 80-100 billion in economic benefits

Investing in Gavi’s 2016-2020 strategy has the potential to deliver US$ 80-100 billion in costs averted related to illness, such as productivity loss due to death/disability, treatment costs, caretaker productivity loss and transport costs.

Stack M et al. Estimated economic benefits during Decade of Vaccines, Health Affairs 2011

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