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Zambia To Benefit From Global Initiative To Vaccinate Children Under Five Years

Zambia is among countries selected for a five-year initiative aimed at ensuring that children under five years have access to the routine vaccine, a senior government official said on Monday.

 

Minister of Health Jonas Chanda said GAVI, the vaccine alliance, has selected Zambia to be part of the new initiative dubbed “the Zero-Dose Child” aimed at reaching close to 10 million children in low-income countries who have not accessed any basic vaccine.

 

He said the five-year strategy was expected to commence next year and thanked GAVI for its exemplary support in ensuring all children under five years of age have access to routine vaccines.

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“GAVI, the vaccine alliance, will support Zambia with vaccines, cold-chain, and technical support. We remain grateful to GAVI and indeed all other partners who remain supportive to the health sector and indeed other aspects of Zambia’s wellbeing,” he said in a release

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