About: immunisation

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Development Policy 18-04-2014

Supporting Cambodia’s immunisation programme

As five African countries prepare to celebrate World Immunization Week (24-30 April) with the impending introduction of new vaccines, the GAVI Alliance is finalising plans to build on its successes with a major drive to increase access to vaccines and the impact of immunisation programmes by 2020.
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Development Policy 30-01-2014

Why Invest in Vaccines?

Vaccines do far more than protect health; they also protect people’s incomes and savings, and promote economic growth. Find out how.
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Development Policy 26-04-2013

Measles outbreak calls for quick action to vaccinate children in war-torn Mali

Measles and polio are deadly diseases that have been long forgotten in Europe. In Mali, however, reality is quite different. The recent armed conflict  in the north of the country has not only forced thousands of people to flee their homes, but has also caused outbreaks of infections such as measles or cholera among children. In an attempt to alleviate the effects of the war on the most vulnerable, health workers from a coalition of NGOs have recently carried out a 10-day campaign to vaccinate thousands of children.
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Development Policy 12-04-2013

Immunization Week – GAVI Alliance

  Immunisation is recognised as one of the most efficient, successful and cost-effective health investments in history. One in five of all children who die before the age of five lose their lives to vaccine preventable diseases. More than 22 million children are still not vaccinated against common but life-threatening diseases.

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