Rubella vaccine introduction Laos 10

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A young woman receives immunisation against measles and rubella during an immunisation campaign in Laos, November 2011. The rubella virus can lead to miscarriage, still births, or birth defects when passed from mother to child during pregnancy. An estimated 90,000 birth defects, known collectively as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), happen every year in the world’s poorest countries.

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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Over the course of a decade, the weighted average price of pentavalent vaccine (DTP-hepB-Hib) dropped by 43% from US$ 3.56 per dose in 2003 to US$ 2.04 per dose in 2013, with a lowest-ever price of US$ 1.19 from one supplier in 2013.

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