Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Cervical cancer prevention and control saves lives in the Republic of Korea

A girl, accompanied by her mother, receives counselling on HPV vaccination and prevention of cervical cancer in Seoul.
Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Talking about sexual and reproductive health can be difficult for many people. In the Republic of Korea, WHO recommendations are helping health authorities overcome such challenges as part of a nationwide effort to protect many girls and women from cervical cancer.

The Republic of Korea, backed by WHO guidance, has made cervical cancer prevention, through vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV), counselling, screening and treatment a health priority.

With a deadly disease is eliminated, childbirth is safer in the Philippines

Women in the Sulu province in ARMM proudly show their vaccination cards, proof that they received protection against tetanus
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Through the support from countless health workers and partners, the Philippines eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus — a disease that can be prevented through hygienic birth practices and immunization — in November 2017.

WHO defines elimination as achieving an incidence rate of less than 1 case of tetanus per 1000 live births in every district in the country.

Brazil launches world’s largest campaign with fractional-dose yellow fever vaccine

An injection needle is prepared prior to being used for vaccination

Brazil has launched a mass immunization campaign that will deliver fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine to residents of 69 municipalities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

The strategic plan for the campaign was developed with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the world’s largest vaccination campaign, to date, using fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine.

Nigeria set to vaccinate 25 million people, its biggest yellow fever campaign ever

A young boy in Nigeria receives a vaccination

The Government of Nigeria will launch a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of yellow fever today with support from the WHO and partners.

More than 25 million people will be vaccinated throughout 2018, in the largest yellow fever vaccination drive in the country’s history. The immunization plan is part of efforts to eliminate yellow fever epidemics globally by 2026.

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