South Africa claims with pride its status as a middle-income country and an economic powerhouse leading the way in Africa. But it seems that when it comes to saving the lives of young children through routine immunisation we are far behind neighbouring countries...

Last week, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa questioned whether the South African ­system was working at the first International African Vaccinology Conference hosted in Cape Town...

For Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and others concerned about immunisation the facts are clear: young South African children are not receiving basic immunisation and the costs are too high. South Africa is also overpaying for vaccines while underspending on programme support... 

 

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