Madagascar faces challenges in vaccinating children

“In Madagascar, pneumonia is responsible for 21 percent of deaths among children under five years old — making it the leading cause of death for this age group,” but “[t]he recent introduction of a vaccine to protect against pneumococcal disease, the leading cause of severe childhood pneumonia, is attempting to reduce the thousands of child deaths that occur every year in” the country, IRIN reports.

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Madagascar faces challenges in vaccinating children

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