Waiting to receive the pneumococcal vaccine in Yemen

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January 2011, Yemen - At the busy Zajrawi medical center in Sana’a, following the launch of pneumococcal vaccines in Yemen in January, parents flocked to protect their children against the leading cause of pneumonia, the biggest killer of children in the country, accounting for approximately 20% of child deaths. With GAVI’s support, Yemen is the first country in the Eastern Mediterranean region to have introduced pneumococcal vaccines as part of its routine immunisation programme.
Photo: GAVI/11/Doune Porter

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