Health & Science

New vaccine launched in Haiti could save up to 270,000 children a year

Haiti on Monday launched the introduction of another vaccine, this one to protect children against deadly pneumonia.

The Ministry of Public Health said it will introduce the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine(or PCV) into its national routine immunization program.

The vaccine is aimed at reaching as many as 270,000 Haitian children each year, who will now be eligible to receive the protection against pneumococcal disease, an infection that causes several serious illnesses including bacterial meningitis and pneumonia. Pneumonia is the leading disease killing children under age 5 worldwide.

In Haiti, 69 of every 1,000 children die from a variety of illnesses before their fifth birthday. Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Oct. 30, 2018

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