Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines offer the opportunity could save as many as one million child lives every year. But rolling these new vaccines out to developing countries needs donor support. On 13 June, a Pledging Conference in London aims to raise the extra US$ 3.7 billion need for the GAVI Alliance's programme to immunise nearly a quarter billion children by 2015.
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates. Mothers and doctors give an emotional appeal to donors to support two new vaccines to fight pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Produced by Ryan Youngblood and Doune Porter
Filmed and edited by Ryan Youngblood
copyright GAVI Alliance June 2011