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Immunization plus … in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the Government has promoted immunizations and vitamin A supplementation since the early 1990s. At one time, nearly 90 per cent of children aged six and younger were covered.

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Young children in Manila, Philippines

In spite of this success, the lives of thousands of the most impoverished children in the country – and millions more in the world – remain threatened by diseases that can easily be prevented. The gap is growing between these imperilled young children and those living in the industrialized world who have life-saving vaccines and micronutrient supplementation readily available.

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