Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recounts how she lost her cousin & nearly lost her son
Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has shared how she lost her own cousin and almost lost her son to a disease.
The Board Chair, Vaccine Alliance, Okonjo-Iweala, shared her personal experience while making the announcement in Vientiane, Laos, said her son almost died from the disease while growing up.
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She said, “Typhoid fever imposes a dramatic burden on children in the poorest nations affecting countries, communities and families.
“This disease has long been eliminated from most industrialised nations, but it is still a serious threat in developing countries where the vast majority of deaths occur.
“I lost my cousin and nearly lost my son because of typhoid. This vaccine will be a lifesaver for millions of children, especially those living without access to clean water or sanitation.”