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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62 million

In 2016 alone, 62 million children were immunised with Gavi-supported vaccines. This equates to more than 185 million points of contact between these children and the primary health system and provides a robust platform for other health interventions.

WHO/UNICEF 2017

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