Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage, joined Natasha Kaplinsky, broadcaster and Save the Children Ambassador, and Alan Duncan MP, the Minister of State for International Development, to highlight how international aid for immunisation against the world’s deadliest diseases can help save the lives of over 4 million children by 2015.
Stephen commented, "Pneumonia is the largest killer of children under the age of five in the world. It is vitally important that we help developing countries fight this disease and save the lives of millions of children."
He added, “I am delighted that Stevenage plays such a big part in this process as GSK have made the vaccine available in an affordable manner and the government is committed to focusing international aid on projects that save lives."
The event hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Global Action against Childhood Pneumonia and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI Alliance) highlighted the crucial work, which is made possible by the aid contributed by the UK and other national governments.