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Lao People’s Democratic Republic: The beginning of the end of Japanese encephalitis

Small boy receiving a vaccination in Lao PDR
WHO/M Perier

April 2015 -- During the World Immunization Week, we highlight the success of the campaign against Japanese encephalitis in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The campaign strives to create an environment free of preventable infectious diseases with a WHO-approved vaccine. Dr Anonh Xeuatvongsa, National Expanded Programme on Immunization Manager, talks about his country’s commitment to immunization against Japanese encephalitis.