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International Health Organizations Appeal To Drug Companies To Fill Gap In Meningitis C Vaccine Shortage

The Guardian: Meningitis C vaccine shortage prompts fears of major outbreak in Africa
“A shortage of meningitis C vaccine is threatening to jeopardize the ability to cope with a potential outbreak of the disease in Africa, international public health organizations, including the World Health Organization, have warned. … [M]embers of the International Coordinating Group for Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control, which also comprises the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), are appealing to pharmaceutical companies to help them by plugging the gap…” (Siddique, 8/18).

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