La Caixa 8 million euros earmarked for vaccination to 800,000 African children.
Barcelona, 17 ago .- La Obra Social de La Caixa has invested 8 million euros in a campaign to promote vaccination of children in African countries with the lowest incomes, thanks to which have been immunized against five diseases than 800,000 children .
According to a statement released, the vaccination campaign has been channeled through "Gavi Alliance, an institution, ffxiv gil, created in 2000 to facilitate access to new vaccines and improve the health system and ensure its long-term sustainability low-income countries.
Most child deaths in these countries are the result of a disease or a combination of diseases that could be prevented by treatments too expensive, although very effective, such as vaccines, has warned the state.
The latest grants, ffxiv gil, from the Obra Social La Caixa to "Gavi Alliance" in 2008 and 2009 have been used to inoculate 800,000 children a vaccine "Pentavalent" that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, pneumonia and hepatitis B.
Recipient countries of these contributions were Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mauritania, northern Central African Republic and Sudan (Darfur).
The entity describes the achievements of the "Gavi Alliance" of "immense",, fallen earth chips, having achieved since its creation to vaccinate more than 257 million children in 72 countries, thus preventing 5.4 million deaths, according to estimates by the Organization World Health cited by La Caixa.
The alliance includes the major players in the field of immunization, among which are governments of countries both developed and developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the World Bank, the manufacturing industry distinguish vaccine and NGOs.