Beyond expectations: 40 years of EPI.

Author: Chan- Margaret
Tags: Comment , global

Abstract

The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) was established by the World Health Assembly in 1974 at a time of great optimism for public health. The imminent certification for the eradication of smallpox was taken as proof of the power of vaccines- delivered in well-managed programmes- to permanently improve the world. 1 When EPI was established- only about 5% of the world's children were protected from six diseases (polio- diphtheria- tuberculosis- pertussis- measles- and tetanus) targeted by fou ...

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Link http://www.thelancet.com/journals/a/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60751-0/fulltext
PubMed URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24835603
Journal Lancet
Volume 383
Year 2014
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