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.
You are invited to provide feedback to the WHO’s “Draft Zero” of the Immunization Agenda 2030, aimed at setting a new vision and strategy for vaccines and immunization for the next decade. Please submit by 14 June 2019
World Immunization Week campaign aims to champion the power of vaccines to protect our health and prevent outbreaks. Various links to materials and events rolled out during the #VaccinesWork campaign
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