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Photo Essays: Immunization
Ending measles & rubella

March 2013: The Measles & Rubella Initiative, a global partnership to end these diseases, has helped reduce measles deaths by 71 per cent since 2001. An October 2012 immunization campaign against measles and rubella in Mongolia reached over 95 per cent of targeted children.

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April 2014: Health workers rely on a system known as the ‘cold chain’ to ensure that vaccines remain potent, to keep children healthy.

October 2012: Pakistan is one of only three remaining polio-endemic countries in the world.

October 2010: In Cameroon, the Government is leading a renewed campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

July 2006: Namibia completed the second round of a campaign to immunize all of its 1.8 million people in response to a polio outbreak.

September 2005: Recapturing lost momentum is vital if reducing under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015 – MDG 4 – is to be achieved.

March 2013: An October 2012 immunization campaign against measles and rubella in Mongolia reached over 500,000 children.

February 2011: In late 2010, mass immunization efforts were launched in the wake of a deadly polio outbreak in the Republic of the Congo.

March 2007: In March 2007, Nigeria launched the latest in a series of polio immunization campaigns.

April 2006: Bangladesh reports that 99 per cent of children under 10 were vaccinated against measles in a major immunization campaign.

April 2005: National Immunization Days (NIDs) against polio targeted 14.7 million children under the age of five.