Pneumonia kills as many as 1 million children under five and pneumococcal disease is the leading cause of pneumonia. Countries introducing pneumococcal vaccines with Gavi support could prevent 500,000 early deaths by 2015.
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12 November 2014
Source: CHERG-WHO methods and data sources for child causes of death 2000-2012 (May 2014), WHO (2014), Gavi (2014)