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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19 million

19 million infants remain under-immunised with three doses of DTP in the world each year. Almost one in five of all children in Gavi-supported countries miss out on a full course of this basic package of vaccines.

WHO/UNICEF 2016

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