03 Aug ‘Vaccinate as many as you can, and the most vulnerable’
Seth Berkley is CEO, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), which gave a record $165 million to India to induct the pentavalent vaccine into the universal immunisation programme. Penta combines protection against DPT, Hepatitis B and, for the first time, Hib, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis and second leading cause of bacterial pneumonia deaths among under-fives. Having rolled out in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Goa, it should ultimately cover18 million children. He spoke to Bachi Karkaria.