10/18/2011

The largest immunization program in the developing world against pneumococcal disease -- which can cause a range of infections, including pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis -- began Sunday in Ethiopia. The initiative, funded by the GAVI Alliance, is intended to help the country meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds by 2015, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the health minister.

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