What cheaper vaccines mean for Africa


The price of some life-saving vaccines will be cut dramatically to people in the developing world.

The news was announced on Monday by a number of leading international pharmaceutical companies.

For example, the cost of the vaccine against rotavirus, which causes diarrhoea, will now be $2.50 (£1.53) to qualifying countries.

Dr Freddie Coker, a paediatrician at the main referral centre in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, told BBC World Service what impact this will have in his clinic.

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