Donors Pledge $4.3 Billion For Child Vaccinations In Poor Nations

PoliodropsA case of good humanitarians. Via Reuters:

International donors led by Britain and Bill Gates pledged $4.3 billion on Monday to buy vaccines to protect children in poor countries against potential killers such as diarrheal diseases and pneumonia.

“But every 20 seconds, a child still dies of a vaccine-preventable disease. There’s more work to be done.”

The funding should allow more than 250 million of the world’s poorest children to be vaccinated by 2015, helping to prevent more than four million premature deaths, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) said.

“Today is an important moment in our collective commitment to protecting children in developing countries from disease,” said Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who attended the pledging conference in London.

[Continues at Reuters]

12 Comments on "Donors Pledge $4.3 Billion For Child Vaccinations In Poor Nations"

  1. oh god… they’re going to poison the whole fucking world with excitotoxins… fantastic…

  2. oh god… they’re going to poison the whole fucking world with excitotoxins… fantastic…

  3. Anonymous | Jun 14, 2011 at 2:25 am |

    Worst news I’ve heard in a long time.

  4. JoiquimCouteau | Jun 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm |

    Worst news I’ve heard in a long time.

  5. jackedu317 | Jun 14, 2011 at 7:16 am |

    well, if you’re dead, you’re certainly disease free…

  6. jackedu317 | Jun 14, 2011 at 3:16 am |

    well, if you’re dead, you’re certainly disease free…

  7. Only an uneducated fop would think this was bad news.

  8. Only an uneducated fop would think this was bad news.

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