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Church Donates US$1.5M and Volunteer in Immunization Programs

The introduction of the pentavalent vaccine in Nigeria, is estimated to save the lives of at least 30,000 children from death as a result of vaccine preventable disorders every year.

Launched with support from the GAVI Alliance, the pentavalent vaccine protects against five deadly diseases and GAVI estimates that 72 GAVI-eligible countries will be using this life-saving vaccine by 2013 in their routine immunisation systems.

According to a recent report, Nigeria is highly strategic for GAVI which aims to reach the final 20 percent of the world’s children who still do not have access to routine immunisation. Africa’s most populous country accounts for an estimated 1.7 million of the 19.3 million children who did not receive routine immunisation in 2010.

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