Pneumococcal vaccine introduction in the DRC

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April 2011, The Democratic Republic of the Congo – In an effort to drastically improve the chances of children reaching their fifth birthday, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) stepped up its immunisation programme by including vaccines to combat pneumonia. Initially the expanded programme will be in two of the 11 provinces. Pneumonia is one of the biggest killers of children worldwide and is responsible for a quarter of all child deaths under five in DRC.
Photo: UNICEF/2011 

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