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Dr. Phounphenjhack Kongxay, Lao's Deputy Manager of the national immunization programme and WHO's Rajesh Bhaskar check students’ fingers as they head home from school in Paksong District high on the Bolaven Plateau in November 2011.  Young people are marked with purple ink on their left pinky fingers following immunisation so that monitors can quickly tell if they have been reached by the campaign.

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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76 million

By the end of 2015, Gavi had contributed to immunising 76 million children against pneumococcal disease. Gavi surpassed its 2015 target of 45 introductions already in 2014 – more than one year ahead of schedule. More than three-quarters of all Gavi-supported countries have introduced the vaccine.

WHO/UNICEF 2016

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