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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on immunization.

European countries must take action now to prevent continued measles outbreaks in 2012
GENEVA, Switzerland, 2 December 2011 - A new report today describing the large scale of measles outbreaks in European countries underscores their serious public health and economic implications.

Eight million children vaccinated against measles and rubella during national campaign in Uzbekistan
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, 29 September 2011 - Eight million children were vaccinated against measles and rubella (MR) recently, during a week-long campaign in Uzbekistan.

Vaccines against major childhood diseases to reach 37 more countries
GENEVA, Switzerland, 27 September 2011 – The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines.

Donors commit $4.3 billion to scale up GAVI Alliance’s immunization efforts to 2015
LONDON, United Kingdom, 13 June 2011 – UNICEF, a founding partner of the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI Alliance), today welcomed the commitment of $4.3 billion by donors at a fundraising conference in London to step up vaccination eff

Vaccinate every child, says UNICEF, as donors map out new immunization programmes
NEW YORK/LONDON/GENEVA/COPENHAGEN, 6 June 2011 - As world leaders prepare to converge on London for the GAVI Alliance pledging conference next week, UNICEF is calling on donors to fund a global immunization effort to save millions of children’s lives by 2

European Immunization Week launched in BiH - “Love them, protect them, immunize them”
SARAJEVO, 26 April 2011 - Under the slogan Love them, protect them, immunize them the sixth European Immunization Week was launched today.

European Immunization Week 2011 kicks off throughout the region
BRUSSELS, 26 April, 2011 — At least 42,000 measles cases were reported in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia spreading across borders in the past 15 months underlining the need to share solutions for reaching immunization goals, UNICEF said today.

Turkmenistan launches polio vaccination campaign
Around 600,000 Turkmenistan children from birth to five years old will receive vital drops against polio as part of the Polio Vaccination Campaign that starts on 25 April 2011.

New rounds of polio immunization start in Tajikistan today
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 18 April 2011 – About 1.1 children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio during the new round of National Immunisation Days (NIDs) that start throughout Tajikistan today.

European Immunization Week celebrated in Kosovo
Pristhtinë/Priština, 23 April 2011 – WHO and UNICEF Offices in Kosovo, in cooperation with Ministry of Health, opened the European Immunization Week in Kosovo (23 – 30 April 2011).

National campaign against polio launched in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 18 April 2011 – Today, the Deputy Minister of Health, the UNICEF Representative and WHO staff officially launched the first round of the national immunisation campaign against polio.

UNICEF supplies Kazakhstan with polio vaccines
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, 15 April 2011 – The Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan with the support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan will run a national immunization campaign against polio for children under 6 years old.

Thanks for giving a chance to live! UNICEF-PAMPERS “One Pack-One Vaccine” project continues
The Metropolis shopping mall in northwest Moscow hosted a charity exhibition “Laos. Hearts and Smiles”, which was arranged by Pampers and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the “One Pack - One Vaccine” joint project.



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