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                                                Immunization


                                                 A worthwhile investment



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in collaboration with GAVI                                                              Version July 15, 2003
Immunization saves lives

                n   Immunization saves
                    the lives of
                    approximately 3
                    million people each
                    year, all over the
                    world.
Strong immunization systems can
protect our children
n   All children deserve to
    get full access to all the
    vaccines they need.
n   Immunization is the
    foundation of the public
    health system--without it,
    other health programs
    would fail.
Vaccines are safe
               n    Immunization is among the
                    safest of modern medical
                    interventions.
               n    Vaccines are easier and
                    safer to administer than
                    ever before.
               n    Being immunized is much
                    safer than risking infection
                    and disease.
Vaccines are always improving

                n   Vaccine prices are
                    lower than ever before.
                n   New vaccines protect
                    against more diseases.
                n   New technologies make
                    immunization cheaper
                    and safer.
Immunization can save money

n   Immunization
    is one of the
    most cost-
    effective health
    interventions.
n   Investing in
    vaccines
    SAVES more
    money than it
    costs.
Immunization can protect the
unprotected
                n   When immunization
                    coverage is high, it can
                    prevent viruses and
                    bacteria from
                    circulating.
                n   The more children in a
                    community that are fully
                    immunized, the more
                    everyone is safe.
And yet...
34 million children are
 not fully immunized
2.3 million still die each year
New vaccines are slow to reach
the children who need them most
                n   Children in developing
                    countries lack access to
                    newer vaccines that
                    protect against hepatitis
                    B and Haemophilus
                    influenzae type b (Hib).
                n   Children in the
                    industrialized world
                    routinely receive that
                    protection.
Diseases reappear when coverage drops
New Hope for Children
GAVI and The Vaccine Fund
              n   Financial and technical
                  assistance is available
                  to countries that want
                  help.
              n   New vaccines and
                  technologies are
                  affordable.
              n   Better vaccination
                  programs can help
                  other health
                  interventions succeed.
New vaccines are reaching
more countries
n   Hepatitis B vaccine
n   Haemophilus influenzae
    type b (Hib) vaccine
n   Japanese encephalitis
    vaccine
n   Yellow fever vaccine
n   Pneumococcus vaccine
n   Meningococcal vaccine
Important goals
                  n   80% immunization
                      coverage of all vaccines
                      in all districts.
                  n   Improved injection
                      safety.
                  n   Improved management
                      of sharps waste.
                  n   Prevent the majority of
                      those 2.3 million
                      avoidable deaths each
                      year.
                              www.
                              VaccineAlliance.
                              org


            www.
ChildrensVaccine.
              org
(extensive Resource Center)



                          www.
                          VaccineFund.
                          org
Thank you




            All photos courtesy Thomas L. Kelly, GAVI/UNICEF

				
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