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Have you seen it? Catch our vaccine bus ad outside the #Pfizer building in NYC. Take a pic of yourself with it using the hashtag #AskPharma- Let’s call on Pfizer and GSK to lower the price of pneumonia vaccines to $5.00 per child for all developing countries. 

Nearly 1 million children worldwide die each year due to pneumonia. Pfizer & GSK have made a total of $26 billion in sales off the pneumonia vaccine. It now costs 68x more to fully immunize a child now than it did in 2001. It’s time to give all kids A Fair Shot.  www.afairshot.org 

MSF Access: Dear GAVI Campaign

The ‘Decade of Vaccines,’ the global vaccination initiative for the next ten years, is estimated to cost US$57 billion, with more than half going to pay for the vaccines themselves. In 2001, it cost $1.37 to fully vaccinate a child against six diseases. While 11 vaccines are included in today’s vaccines package, the total price has risen to $38.80, largely because two expensive new vaccines – against pneumococcal disease and rotavirus – have been added, which make up three-quarters of that cost. They are only produced by Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and Merck. Newer vaccines are significantly more expensive: vaccinating a child against measles costs $0.25, while protecting a child against pneumococcal diseases costs, at best, $21.

Help MSF and send GAVI a message on Twitter asking for them to open up their lower prices to non-governmental organisations and humanitarian actors like MSF now.

CLICK HERE TO SEND A TWEET.

2013 La Smilla Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG

Just chillin’ with my Gavi. Lemon, ripe pears, golden apples, and lemon drops on the nose. Much the same on the palate with the addition of some apricot. Nice zingy acidity. With a Gavi, you can never expect a whole lot, but this is a nice little tipple for hanging out with friends or watching TV. 

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Gavi (Piedmont), ITALY

MSF Access: Dear GAVI Campaign

“Urgent action is needed to address the skyrocketing price to vaccinate a child, which has risen by 2,700 percent over the last decade,” said Dr. Manica Balasegaram, Executive Director of MSF’s Access Campaign. “Countries where we work will lose their donor support to pay for vaccines soon, and will have to decide which killer diseases they can and can’t afford to protect their children against.”

Help MSF, send GAVI a message on Twitter asking for them to open up their lower prices to non-governmental organisations and humanitarian actors like MSF now.

CLICK HERE TO SEND A TWEET.

(I posted this on facebook and Instagram (@storyofagayboy) yesterday, sorry I am late tumblr.)

In honour of ‪#‎RedNoseDay‬, a program of ‪#‎ComicRelief‬, here is me sporting mine. It is also a personal tribute to ‪#‎RobinWilliams‬ and ‪#‎PatchAdams‬. Special thanks to ‪#‎Walgreens‬.

 Red Nose Day is about having fun and changing lives, transforming the lives of children in poverty through charities like ‪#‎BoysAndGirlsClub‬, ‪#‎CharityWater‬, ‪#‎ChildrensHeathFund‬, ‪#‎FeedingAmerica‬, ‪#‎Gavi‬, ‪#‎TheGlobalFund‬, ‪#‎Lift‬, ‪#‎Oxfam‬, ‪#‎SaveTheChildren‬, and ‪#‎UnitedWay‬.

For more information and ways to get involved, visit rednoseday.com or tune into ‪#‎NBC‬ for the Red Nose Day special tonight, 21 May. Check your local listings.