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New vaccines help defeat age-old threats

A mother in Burkina Faso displays a vaccination card for her son, who just received a dose of MenAfriVac®. The Meningitis Vaccine Project, a partnership between PATH and the World Health Organization, was created to accelerate the development and introduction of MenAfriVac®, a safe and affordable vaccine that provides long-lasting protection against group A meningococcal meningitis, a deadly disease that historically has threatened the lives of 450 million people in 26 African countries.

 

Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.

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Taken on December 9, 2010