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New ways for financing vaccination in Indonesia

Jakarta | Mon, March 13, 2017 | 02:45 pm
New ways for financing vaccination in Indonesia Puskemas Ciracas' staff administers vaccines to a child in East Jakarta, Monday July 18, 2016. In east Jakarta where at least 197 children received fake immunization are being revaccinated (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

PREMIUM During autumn last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that a vaccine to prevent dengue fever was available for people across the world aged 9 to 16 years old.  This should have been exceptionally welcome news in Indonesia, where dengue has affected more than 120,000 people at a cost of roughly US$323 million annually, according to the Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Im...

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