Africa vaccinations get new funding

A global health group has come to the aid of millions with vaccine donations for a host of easily preventable diseases.

    The Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation is to donate $1bn to immunise children against life-threatening diseases in Africa.

    Pneumonia and diarrhoea are responsible for more child deaths than any other diseases - between them perhaps half a million each year across the continent.

    But relief has come to those most at risk. The programme will cover 37 countries, tackling illnesses that many resite as facts of life to be endured, rather than diseases that are preventable.

    Peter Greste reports from Nairobi, Kenya.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.