A new global immunisation vision and strategy.

Author: Bilous- Julian; Eggers- Rudi; Gasse- Franc{c}ois; Jarrett- Stephen; Lydon- Patrick; Magan- Ahmed; Okwo-Bele- Jean-Marie; Salama- Peter; Vandelaer- Jos; Villeneuve- Pascal & Wolfson- Lara

Abstract

The widespread establishment of immunisation programmes over the past 30 years has provided remarkable achievements. Smallpox was eradicated, the worldwide incidence of poliomyelitis has dropped 99% since 1988, and more than 2 million children's deaths from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and measles are prevented each year (figure). Hepatitis B vaccination could annually prevent an additional 600 000 future deaths (from liver cirrhosis and hepatoma). More than 75% of children younger than 1 year of age receive three doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, and at least one dose of measles vaccine.

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Type Journal article
Language English
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Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014067360668625X
PubMed URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16679143
Journal Lancet
Volume 367
Year 2006
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