Rubella vaccine introduction Laos 11

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Laotian children pose for the camera in Laos, November 2011. The south-east Asian country conducted an immunisation campaign the same month to protect against measles and immunisation in November 2011.

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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US$ 1 = US$ 18

A study in Health Affairs covering 73 Gavi-supported countries over the 2011–2020 period shows that, for every US$ 1 spent on immunisation, US$ 18 are saved in healthcare costs, lost wages and lost productivity due to illness. If we take into account the broader benefits of people living longer, healthier lives, the return on investment rises to US$ 48 per US$ 1 spent.

Ozawa S, Clark S, Portnoy A et al. Return on investment from childhood immunizations in low- and middle-income countries, 2011-20, Health Affairs 2016

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