On 26 April 2012, Ghana became the first African country to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines at the same time, simultaneously tackling the leading causes of the world’s two biggest childhood killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea.
This film, produced for the GAVI Alliance, documents the preparations, the launch ceremony and the aftermath.
Ghana’s historic rollout marks a new milestone in a global initiative to reach children in developing countries with vaccines against the leading childhood killers. Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines have respectively reached 17 and six GAVI-supported countries in the last couple of years, and are expected to reach more than 40 countries by 2015.
Directed and edited by Ryan Youngblood
Produced by Doune Porter
Executive Producer Dan Thomas