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What do 14 African countries have in common? This weekend, the Paediatric Associations of Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo made a bold statement for the future of child health. 

On Saturday, at a paediatric conference in Cameroon, doctors signed a call to action asking governments worldwide to support the funding and delivery of vaccines to the world’s 73 poorest countries from 2016-2020. Participants also endorsed a declaration in favour of immunisation, as an investment in a sustainable and healthy future for all people across Africa.

Read their words of support in full. 

Above, two paediatric champions Dr. Dorothy Esangbedo and Dr. Clarisse Loe Loumou celebrate the weekend’s events.

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