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]

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  • Someone

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

  • Someone

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

  • JoiquimCouteau

    Worst news I’ve heard in a long time.

  • Anonymous

    Worst news I’ve heard in a long time.

  • jackedu317

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

  • jackedu317

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

  • World

    Only an uneducated fop would think this was bad news.

  • World

    Only an uneducated fop would think this was bad news.

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