Vaccine Fund news - November 2004
[ photocredit: The Vaccine Fund ]Dr Rita Süssmuth, a member of The Vaccine Fund Board, speaking at the Berlin launch of the Child Immunization Campaign
Campaign for child immunization launched in Germany
A scientific conference and gala dinner were held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 12 November in an effort to garner support from the German business and political communities for The Vaccine Fund’s global Campaign for Child Immunization. The oneday event — organized by The Vaccine Fund and the Stiftung Präventive Pädiatrie, a leading German foundation which advocates child immunization worldwide — highlighted efforts to raise an additional US$400 million a year over the next three years to immunize children in the world’s poorest countries.
The event follows the German launch of the campaign in Berlin on 30 June involving the German Government, Members of Parliament, the media, industry leaders and NGOs, in a one-day event which was supported by Queen Rania of Jordan and the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Heidemarie Wieczorek- Zeul. The aim of the campaign, first launched in London on 27 February, is to save the lives of one million children by 2006.
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