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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Over 7 million

Since its launch in 2000, Gavi has helped developing countries to prevent more than 7 million future deaths from hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, human papillomavirus, Japanese encephalitis, measles, meningitis A, pneumococcal disease, rotavirus diarrhoea and yellow fever.

Gavi / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2015

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