20 million children missed out on lifesaving vaccines in 2018

Polio vaccine treatment given in Papua New Guinea

Did you know that 20 million children worldwide – that’s more than one in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines, such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018? That’s according to new data out from the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Globally, since 2010, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and...

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Eliminating polio is greatest goal…

Polio Vaccination, Photo courtesy of Gavi

Status of polio globally  Wild poliovirus continued to circulate in Afghanistan last year, with 21 people recorded with polio, and 12 people in Pakistan. This is despite the fact that both countries undertook new vaccination campaigns through the National Emergency Action Plan, with a focus on closing any immunity gaps.   ...

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