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Immunization in Emergencies and Humanitarian Settings

Immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, averting an estimated two to three million deaths every year. In these contexts, there is limited capacity to carry out basic health system activities, such as vaccination programmes, thus facilitating disease outbreaks. Supply chains become sporadic; cold chains lose viability; beneficiaries avoid dangerous travel to health centres; and human resources are dissipated, creating ever-larger pools of unvaccinated children that grow and jeopardize herd immunity. This document presents the issue, UNICEF's response and programmatic priorities, and the way forward.

Source

UNICEF

Area of Work

Health

Type

Technical Notes or Guidelines

Language

English

Year Published

2021

Last Checked

02/08/2021

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Region

Global