Ireland Supports Child Immunization in Developing World

Ireland has committed 1 million euros (USD1.4 million) to help finance the GAVI Alliance's immunization campaigns in some of the world's poorest countries,

s reports. These immunization drives aim to protect children in developing countries from diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever, whooping cough, Haemophilus influenza type B, hepatitis B, and other related diseases. The new funding comes on top of the 25 million euros already donated by Ireland to similar GAVI initiatives.

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