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A four year study of a pneumococcal vaccine in the Gambia, published today's The Lancet (free registration), finds that the vaccine reduced childhood mortality by 16 percent in children who received the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
Dr. Lee Jong-wook, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said:
Because there are so many informed voices (and differing opinions) on issues relating to advance market commitments to vaccine development, we hope periodically to include brief interviews on this site -- and encourage readers to post follow-up comments and questions. If you have recommendations on appropriate candidates for interview, post a comment or feel free to send me an email..