Feb 272015

The price of vaccines has escalated and some poor countries are struggling prevent children from catching certain life-threatening diseases. The warning comes from the organisation Medecines Sans Frontieres. It criticises the drug companies which reply that they can’t make such complex medicine cheaper than they already do.



Vocabulary and definitions

to immunise – to give someone a medicine that stops them from catching particular diseases.
charity – organisation set up to help and raise money for people in need
transparency – clarity, doing things in an open way, without secrets
out of proportion – exaggerated
to verify – to provide evidence that confirms something is really true
discount – reduced price
to make a profit – to sell something for

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