Rubella vaccine introduction Laos 1

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Students study mathematics at Kang village school in southern Laos while health workers set up a vaccination post outside their classroom in November 2011, part of a campaign to protect them from measles and rubella. By preventing death and disease, immunisation gives children the best possible start in life.

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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1.5 million

In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children died before the age of five. WHO estimates that 1.5 million of these deaths are due to vaccine-preventable diseases.

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