11 Oct In Rwanda, pneumonia vaccine fights top killer of children
By Sam Nkurunziza for United for Children – September 27, 2010
It has been a little over a year since Rwanda introduced a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine known as PCV7. The vaccine protects children against one of the most common causes of pneumonia – with encouraging results.
In Nyamata, located in Rwanda’s Bugesera district about an hour from the capital city of Kigali, both residents and health workers admit that a significant change has taken place.