25 April 2014 -- Immunization prevents an estimated 2-3 million deaths every year. Yet 1 in 5 children still misses out. As working parents, there is often so much to juggle at home and professionally that it is all too easy for vaccinations to fall off of the ‘to do’ list. WHO has helped develop a new app that contains information on vaccines, the diseases they prevent and the immunization schedule of the country.
22 April 2014 -- Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. In 1980, before widespread vaccination, measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year. It remains one of the leading causes of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. This fact file examines measles within the context of World Immunization Week (24-30 April) and this year’s slogan: "Immunize for a healthy future: Know, Check, Protect".
World Immunization Week 2014: Know, Check, Protect
17 April 2014 -- Immunize for a healthy future: Know, Check, Protect. This is the message of this year’s World Immunization Week, on 24-30 April. This short video encourages you to ask your local health clinic which vaccines you need, check whether your vaccinations are up-to-date, and to get the vaccines you need, when you need them.
World Immunization Week 2014: pick your poster, spread the word
24 March 2014 -- Immunization protects against an increasing number of diseases, from infancy to old age. With the slogan “Immunize for a healthy future: Know, Check, Protect” for this year’s World Immunization Week, we encourage you to check whether you and your family are up-to-date with the vaccines you need. Help us spread the word by choosing one or more posters from our online, multilingual toolbox. Print, post in your office, school, or health-care centre, and share on social media to make this year’s campaign truly global.
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