Apr. 28, 2017: It's World Immunization Week!

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Spotlighted Topic of the Week: World Immunization Week

Strengthening Immunization in Challenging Settings

Providing routine immunization services is a global public health priority to protect families and children from vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, measles, and cholera. In South Sudan, the world’s newest country, the need is enormous. Without vaccination, children and their communities may be vulnerable to preventable but deadly and disabling diseases…Read blog

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Reaching Every Last Child

Some children live in places that are harder to reach with polio vaccines than others. In every vulnerable country, the World Health Organization helps make sure that every child receives polio vaccines; even those who are on the move, living in conflict zones or in remote communities. Watch video

A Model for Success: Multi-country Response Stops Middle East Polio Outbreak

It was again demonstrated that “science knows no country”—to quote Louis Pasteur—when CDC and global partners coordinated a multi-country response to the 2013-2015 Middle Eastern polio outbreak. Through the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC surveillance system known as the Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN), which gathers reports of illnesses from healthcare entities, CDC and partners detected acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in Syria. Labs tested patient specimens, which confirmed polio caused the illnesses…Read story


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