Global Immunization Strategy by WHO
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; International Relations
- WHO unveiled a global immunization strategy to save 50 million lives by 2030.
- Objective: To reach more than 50 million children who have missed lifesaving jabs against measles and other diseases because of COVID-19 disruption.
- Initiative by: WHO, UNICEF and the vaccine alliance Gavi
- To avoid multiple outbreaks of life-threatening diseases like measles, yellow fever and diphtheria, it must be ensured that routine vaccination services are protected in every country in the world.
- A WHO survey showed more than one third of countries were still seeing disruptions to their routine immunisation services.
- Around 60 mass vaccination campaigns were currently postponed in 50 countries, putting 228 million people, mostly children, at risk of diseases such as measles and polio.