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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US$ 80-100 billion

Investing in Gavi’s 2016-2020 strategy has the potential to deliver US$ 80-100 billion in costs averted related to illness, such as productivity loss due to death/disability, treatment costs, caretaker productivity loss and transport costs.

Stack M et al. Estimated economic benefits during Decade of Vaccines, Health Affairs 2011

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