Rubella vaccine introduction Laos 7

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"When I heard we were introducing combined measles and rubella vaccine I was very happy," says Mrs Suphaphane, the immunisation programme manager for Pakse district in southern Laos. "I have seen the tragedy of congenital rubella syndrome and it is a relief we can now prevent it. With this MR vaccine, we can protect the people of Laos against two diseases with a single injection."

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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47 million

By the end of 2014, Vaccine Alliance support had contributed to immunising 47 million children against pneumococcal disease. Gavi surpassed its 2015 target of 45 introductions more than 1 year ahead of schedule. By the end of 2015, three-quarters of all Gavi-supported countries had introduced the vaccine.

WHO/UNICEF 2015

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