Kingdom provides meningitis vaccines to Burkina Faso

October 6, 2008


Saudi Arabia has donated meningitis vaccines to the West African nation of Burkina Faso. The $1 million worth of aid also includes serum to treat the disease.

 

The Kingdom’s donation is in response to an appeal from President Blaise Compaore that Burkina Faso could face a major meningitis outbreak without sufficient vaccines.

Previously, Saudi Arabia provided $500,000 worth of meningitis vaccines to the West African nation.

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