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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40 million

In September 2014, Nepal became the first country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) with Gavi support. By the end of 2016, 54 countries had introduced the vaccine with our support, collectively immunising more than 40 million children.

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