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  • Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries
    20 March 2015 -- A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities.
  • WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”
    19 March 2015 -- As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic.


Notes for the media


Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General - Health Systems and Innovation.


A mother and child in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.