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Vaccines Will Help Children Get a Healthy Start in Life
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2007--On Monday, December 10th, 2007, the last shipment of more than 750,000 life-saving vaccines was loaded on an airplane bound for Uzbekistan, in the final chapter of an extraordinary humanitarian effort in Canada spearheaded by UNICEF, sanofi-aventis Group, one of the country's leading medical aid agencies, and the logistics division of DHL to provide badly needed medicines to the children of Uzbekistan.
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis, donated the single doses of vaccine to Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC), a Canadian medical aid agency dedicated to improving access to healthcare and medicine in the developing world. HPIC is providing the vaccines to UNICEF, the world's leading children's humanitarian agency, for use this winter in a …