Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Family and Community Health: contributing to the Millennium Development Goals

17 May 2010

WHO/H. Hasan

The contribution of WHO's work in family and community health to MDGs 3 (to promote gender equality and empower women), 4 (to reduce child mortality), 5 (to improve maternal health), and 6 (to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases) is featured at the exhibit of the Family and Community Health Cluster at the 2010 World Health Assembly.

The role of vaccines and immunization in achieving these goals is highlighted in documentation available to visitors to the stand. Activities include: immunization against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases; the introduction of new vaccines such as those against pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhoea; the provision of insecticide-treated bednets during immunization campaigns, and collaboration in the development of vaccines against diseases such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and epidemic meningitis.

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