US$58 million grant to fight yellow fever in Africa

Wakabi, Wairagala
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1017
Academic Journal
The article reports on the release of $58 million grant from GAVI Alliance to combat yellow fever in Africa and to support special immunization programs in nations with high cases yellow fever outbreaks. It was stated that the financial aid could meliorate the vaccination programs for art-risk populations and reduce the risk of devastating outbreaks. The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that highly transmissible disease such as yellow fever could infect 4.5 million in Lagos and Nigeria. In addition, vaccination coverage in several countries in Africa has reached 30%, but 60% to 80% is needed to control the disease.


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