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World Immunization Week 2013: features

In the last week of April each year, more than 180 countries, WHO and partners mark World Immunization Week. This package of 7 feature stories explores progress being made against vaccine-preventable diseases in every WHO Region:

Dr Felicitas Zawaira, WHO’s Representative in Malawi administers oral rotavirus vaccine to a child in the Vice President’s lap.
Jean-Pierre and his daughter wait for pentavalent vaccination in a hospital waiting room, Haiti.
Dr Bashir Tahir, WHO polio medical officer, at a temporary vaccination clinic for nomadic people in Gedarif State, Sudan.
Dr Stefan Panayotov visiting families in Nadezhda, Bulgaria.
A woman health worker fills a syringe from a vial of measles vaccine.
A temporary clinic delivering vaccination in a village in Cambodia.
Quality testing of locally produced vaccines in Thailand.

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