New vaccine gives Pakistani children a fighting chance against pneumonia

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A Pakistani mother carrying her child home after being treated in the hospital for pneumonia

Pakistan has become the first country in South Asia to introduce a new vaccine that targets a major childhood killer: pneumonia.

The pneumococcal vaccine will help in the fight against a largely preventable illness which robs the world of more than a million children under five years old each year.

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 2’07″

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