WHO report: World Immunization Week 2019

Excerpt from the Global Immunization Newsletter April 2019:

World Immunization Week, which runs from April 24th to 30th is a campaign celebrated worldwide and aims to champion the power of vaccines to protect our health and prevent outbreaks. 

More children today are immunized against major diseases than ever before. This has resulted in vast health gains, and significant reductions in deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases. New vaccines also offer significant promise. On 23 April, the world’s first malaria vaccine was rolled out in a new pilot programme in Malawi, with the potential to reduce the burden of the disease in some of the most affected countries in Africa.