Ghana's simultaneous introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines 07

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February 2012. Ghana – Emilia Okai, the Regional Disease Control Officer for Ghana’s Eastern Region, is delighted with the space in the new regional walk-in cold room. All routine vaccines for her region, including the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines to be introduced April 26, will be stored in this refrigerator.

Photo: GAVI/Doune Porter/PATH/2012

07 Ghana 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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