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Africa: Gavi Must Stop Giving Millions in Subsidies to Pfizer and Gsk for Pneumonia Vaccine

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New Delhi/New York — Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance should immediately stop giving millions of dollars in financial incentives to pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), said the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of the group's board meeting in New Delhi, India on December 4 and 5. Instead, Gavi should use the remaining US $262 million of the US $1.5 billion subsidy fund to support the rollout of a more affordable version of the vaccine that is expected to be available in the next few months.

"Pfizer and GSK have reaped more than their fair share of donor money for

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