In an unprecedented move for a GAVI-eligible country, on 26 April, 2012, Ghana will introduce two new vaccines at once into its routine immunisation system. Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines will protect children against the leading causes of pneumonia and severe infant diarrhoea, two of the biggest killers of Ghanaian children. The vaccines are being introduced during World Immunisation Week by the Ministry of Health with support from the GAVI Alliance and its partners UNICEF, WHO and many generous donors, including governments and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Produced by Doune Porter
Filmed and edited by Ryan Youngblood