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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19.5 million

19.5 million infants remain underimmunised with three doses of DTP in the world each year. One in five of all children in Gavi-supported countries miss out on a full course of this basic package of vaccines.

WHO/UNICEF 2017

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