16 March 2018
Diphtheria vaccination campaign for 2.7 million children concludes in Yemen
WHO, UNICEF and national health authorities have completed a large-scale vaccination campaign to control the spread of diphtheria in Yemen.
The campaign targeted nearly 2.7 million children aged 6 weeks to 15 years in 11 governorates. More than 6000 health workers were mobilized during the campaign, including for community engagement and the administration of the vaccine.
1 March 2018
Sustaining or rebuilding public trust in vaccines is an ongoing objective of immunization programmes around the world.
Through a WHO-initiated peer group started two years ago, Denmark is sharing lessons learned on HPV with countries such as Ireland, the Netherlands and Austria.
22 February 2018
WHO scaling up routine immunization coverage in South Sudan
To strengthen and increase routine immunization coverage in conflict affected areas, WHO conducted multiple service delivery activities including accelerated outreach, measles follow-up campaign and phase II of the meningitis campaign in the conflict affected states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile to reduce the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases including measles and meningitis outbreaks.
19 February 2018
Europe observes a 4-fold increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to previous year
Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016.
The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro on 20 February 2018.
86%of infants worldwide vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP vaccine in 2016Immunization coverage fact sheet
1 in 10infants did not receive any vaccinations in 20162016 immunization coverage data
90 000estimated deaths from measles in 2016Measles fact sheet