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Immunization should be mandatory - not a choice

By Florence Gichoya
Last year there were religious sects across the country that locked their children from health officials during the polio vaccination exercise. The Catholic Church also warned its members to keep off the tetanus vaccine alleging that it could cause sterility on women. 536 more words


Iraq: raising awareness on the importance of vaccination

It’s mid-morning, in the Baherka camp for internally displaced people in Iraq, and Bushra is preparing lunch for her family. Sitting in her lap is her 8-month-old daughter Hajir, a bright-eyed cherub, who’s stuffing food into, and around, her mouth when she thinks her mother isn’t looking. 540 more words


Why equity in immunization matters

On a recent trip to Madagascar, I met with families in the South West region – one of the poorest in the country – who earn about US$5 a month. 712 more words


Let the Relay Begin... S@L, A2V and Me!

Do you know what today is?

Today is the beginning of a week of bloggers working together to share about World Immunization Week. We each have different angles, but the same goal.   826 more words


World Immunization Week Starts With a Global Challenge

Today starts World Immunization Week which is a time to reflect on the major accomplishments we’ve seen on routine vaccinations of children worldwide, but also to look critically at the challenges that children face who are still not fully immunized. 357 more words


Its World Immunization Week!

World Immunization Week 2015 takes place April 24-30 and aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. During this week, all six… 414 more words


Getting children immunized - going the extra mile in CAR

Like most things in the Central African Republic, the vaccination system is decidedly low-tech. Most vaccines are transported over dirt roads and stored in kerosene fridges. 508 more words