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A Fair Shot

Thank you for helping us raise the pressure and  #AskPharma to lower the price of the pneumonia vaccine! Over 416,272 people from 170 countries signed our petition, which was handed to Pfizer and GSK in New York, London, and Madrid.

On April 27, 2016, we carried your voices to Pfizer Headquarters, and they accepted our petition. Thanks to your actions agreements are now in place with Pfizer and GSK for humanitarian organizations like MSF to obtain lowest global price for PCV, around US$9 per child (for all three doses).

This campaign is not over, we are still asking Pfizer and GSK to lower the prices of the vaccine to $5 per child for all developing countries.

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Our goal: Pfizer & GSK to lower the price of the vaccine against pneumonia to $5 per child in all developing countries, giving all kids a fair shot 👇

2,500 kids die each day from #pneumonia. Demand @Pfizer @GSK lower the price of the to $5/child for all developing countries #AskPharma


Photograph by Magali Deppen

Take action now!

Our goal: Pfizer & GSK to lower the price of the vaccine against pneumonia to $5 per child in all developing countries, giving all kids a fair shot 👇

2,500 kids die each day from #pneumonia. Demand @Pfizer @GSK lower the price of the to $5/child for all developing countries #AskPharma


What is this campaign about? 

Pneumonia is the leading cause of child mortality worldwide, killing nearly one million children every year. There is a vaccine which could prevent many of these deaths but one third of the world’s countries have not been able to introduce it because Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – the only two manufacturers – have kept the price artificially high. Millions of children living in countries such as Jordan, Thailand, and the Philippines are left out. 

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been campaigning for lower vaccine prices since 2014. In 2016 after years of efforts and public campaigning Pfizer and GSK finally announced that they were reducing the price of the vaccine to slightly more than 9 US dollars per child for humanitarian organisations like MSF. While this is definitely a step in the right direction, it means that millions of children are still left unvaccinated in countries where their parents or governments can’t afford the vaccine. 

That’s why we’re continuing to demand Pfizer and GSK lower the price of the vaccine to $5/child for all developing countries.

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