About: immunisation Archives

  • Why Invest in Vaccines?

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 30-01-2014

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

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

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 26-04-2013

    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.

  • In Mali, a perilous push to vaccinate children

    Special Report | News | Development Policy 23-04-2013

    Braving minefields and sporadic fighting, health workers have carried out a campaign in recent days to vaccinate thousands of children in northern Mali against measles, polio and other deadly diseases.

  • Immunization Week – GAVI Alliance

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 12-04-2013

    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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