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Norway to double vaccine funding. Politicians say Norway is to double the amount of funding it currently provides for vaccinating poorer children. Norway’s first contribution to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) was released in 2000, with the amount donated until now being $90 million a year. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced funds would now increase to $180 million per year until 2015.

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Norway to double vaccine funding

Published on Tuesday, 14th June, 2011 at 12:04 under the news category, by Jessica Batey.

Politicians say Norway is to double the amount of funding it currently provides for vaccinating poorer children.

Bill Gates and PM Jens Stoltenberg
Mr Gates speaking under his visit to Oslo on May 16thBill Gates and PM Jens Stoltenberg
Photo: Statsministerens kontor/Flickr


Norway’s first contribution to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) was released in 2000, with the amount donated until now being $90 million a year.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced funds would now increase to $180 million per year until 2015.

“This is an important contribution to save nine million children from dying of the most common diseases”, he said in London on Monday.

Norway, together with Britain and the Bill Gates Foundation, has declared that GAVI will raise more than $3.7 billion by 2015 in an effort to fight against child mortality. Continuing, Mr. Gates said vaccines are “the greatest thing that has ever happened in human health. Vaccines are “very inexpensive” and can “protect you for your entire life”.

Current figures suggest four out of five children are vaccinated. Child mortality has fallen by a third in the last two decades, from 12 million deaths in 1990 to 8 million in 2009.

The Prime Minister’s office also says.vaccine manufacturers have already announced significant reductions in their rates for the poorest countries.

“Every child who dies is one too many. The most brutal expression of women’s oppression is that several hundred thousand women die during pregnancy and childbirth”, PM Stoltenberg said at the meeting.



Published on Tuesday, 14th June, 2011 at 12:04 under the news category, by Jessica Batey.

This post has the following tags: jensstoltenberg, billgates, gavivaccinationprogramme.





  
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