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UNICEF Reaches Deal With Vaccine Suppliers To Halve Price Of Combined Vaccine Against 5 Childhood Diseases

Reuters: UNICEF clinches vaccine deal to protect children from five diseases
“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with six vaccine suppliers to provide a combined vaccine against five deadly childhood diseases for half the price it currently pays. An estimated 5.7 million deaths a year could be averted under the deal to send 450 million doses to 80 countries between 2017-2020, the agency added…” (Nebehay, 10/19).

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