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Ministerial conference concludes with pledge to improve access to vaccines

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Pledge-to-improve-access-to-vaccinesPhoto courtesy of Translieu/David Mugithi29 February 2016 – At a landmark Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa held from 24 to 25 February, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, African Ministers of Health, Finance, Education, Social Affairs and local governments signed a declaration to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases and to close the immunization gap by 2020. One in 5 African children still do not receive all of the most basic vaccines they need against three critical diseases — measles, rubella and neonatal tetanus.

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