Gates, UK take lead in $7.5 billion pledge for children's vaccines

January 27, 2015 2:53 PM

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Gates, UK take lead in $7.5 billion pledge for children's vaccines

BERLIN (Reuters) - International donors pledged $7.5 billion on Tuesday to immunize 300 million children in poor countries against deadly diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia.

At a Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) conference in Berlin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the British government topped the donations list at $1.55 billion and $1.5 billion respectively.

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