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Dr. Phounphenjhack Kongxay, Lao's Deputy Manager of the national immunization programme and WHO's Rajesh Bhaskar check students’ fingers as they head home from school in Paksong District high on the Bolaven Plateau in November 2011.  Young people are marked with purple ink on their left pinky fingers following immunisation so that monitors can quickly tell if they have been reached by the campaign.

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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>65 million

In 2015 alone, more than 65 million children were immunised with Gavi-supported vaccines. This equates to more than over 195 million points of contact between these children and the primary health system and can provide a robust platform for other health interventions.

WHO/UNICEF 2015

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