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UN to End Children's Vaccine Initiative

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Science  26 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5410, pp. 1992-1993
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5410.1992b

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The Children's Vaccine Initiative--an alliance of United Nations agencies, private foundations, and industry set up in 1990 to improve vaccination programs for the poorest children in the world--is being disbanded after eight troubled years. No announcement about its future has yet been made, but Science has learned that it will be replaced later this year with a new structure for promoting cooperation between public and private sector groups in the international vaccine community, the details of which have not yet been worked out.