Johannesburg, South Africa

2 - 3 March 2009

The 4th Regional Pneumococcal Symposium brought together over 185 scientific experts, key decision makers and public health professionals from 38 countries around the world who have dedicated their efforts to pneumococcal vaccine development and control of pneumococcal disease. While in Johannesburg they reviewed progress toward safe, effective pneumococcal vaccines and addressed many questions, including how to make sure they get to the world's poorest children.

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Event Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2009 to Tuesday, March 3, 2009