Fighting Other Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

In parts of the world where people do not have access to safe water and adequate sanitation, vaccines play an important role in preventing serious illness and death from diseases like cholera and typhoid.

In parts of the world where people do not have access to safe water and adequate sanitation, vaccines play an important role in preventing serious illness and death from diseases like cholera and typhoid.

CDC knows that immunization is a cost-effective and life-saving intervention. This is why we have so many goals to eradicate and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases. But some diseases of global and regional importance – like cholera and typhoid – cannot yet be wiped off the earth, so they are targeted for prevention and control through vaccination in order to avoid unnecessary illness and death.

How CDC helps

  • Assist Ministries of Health with outbreak responses
  • Provide staff expertise to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate vaccination campaigns
  • Develop global policies for disease control by serving on technical advisory boards
  • Document the burden of disease and provide recommendations for vaccine introduction to Ministries of Health
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of vaccination programs and their integration with other prevention methods (such as water, sanitation and hygiene)
  • Learn what CDC does to prevent and control cholera , hepatitis B and typhoid through vaccination

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Page last reviewed: June 10, 2014
Content source: Global Health