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The Issue

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The Issue

© UNICEF/GEO-2004/00013/Giacomo Pirozzi
Nodar, 6 years old receives rountine immunization at the Children’s Policlinic #10 in Tbilisi, Georgia. October 2004

The socio-economic and political turmoil of the early 1990s led to the deterioration of the health care system, subsequently disrupting vaccine provision services and suspending mass immunization of the child population in Georgia. Institutional and management capacities were affected and routine immunization coverage declined to approximately 30 per cent in 1993-1994. 

Support provided by international partners (UNICEF, WHO, USAID and the Japanese Government) over the last decade, was critical for revitalisation of the State Immunization Programme and improvement of service quality and performance.



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