For months now GRAN has been supporting the Doctors without Borders (MSF) petition asking that Pfizer and Glaxo Smith Kline (producers of the pneumonia vaccine) reduce the price of the vaccine to $5 per child. The vaccine at current prices is not accessible in developing countries where 2500 children a day die from pneumonia.
The petition has 400,000 signatures from 170 countries (GRAN members collected more than 3600 and generated many more signatures online). It was presented to Pfizer on April 27th at their headquarters in New York City by MSF. The names of the 400,000 signatories were all applied to the slats of a crib which was filled with 2500 flowers to represent the children whose lives are lost daily.
Watch the video of the protesters and the presentation of the petition here