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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In September 2014, Nepal became the first country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) with Gavi support. By the end of 2015, close to 40 countries had introduced the vaccine with our support, collectively immunising 10 million children.

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