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Bill Gates, Britain boost child vaccine funding

LONDON (AFP) – Britain and Bill Gates joined forces on Monday to pledge more than half of the $3.7 billion (2.6 billion euros) sought to vaccinate nearly 250 million children against preventable diseases. Prime Minister David Cameron told a donors’ conference in London that Britain would contribute a further £814…

Pneumonia vaccine launched in Kenya

NAIROBI – A vaccine against pneumonia, the leading cause of child deaths around the world, was rolled out in Kenya Monday and is expected to save hundreds of thousands of lives in coming years. Pneumococcal disease accounts for 18 percent of child deaths in developing countries, killing more than a…