Why is the financing of immunization something to be concerned about now?
It costs approximately $60 to fully vaccinate a child. That’s way more than the poorest countries can afford.

Immunization is one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives – preventing over 2 million child deaths each year.

In 2014, 115,000 children died from Measles. That’s 13 children every hour, mostly under 5 years old, losing their lives to a vaccine-preventable disease.

Last year, the leaders of some of the wealthiest nations pledged help control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.

It takes more than a vaccine to make a successful immunization program. This World Immunization Week, we are taking a look at some of the factors that contribute to effective immunization programs.

This article was originally posted on the DSW Blog.

Photo: Sabin CEO Michael W. Marine, Ambassador (Ret.), with Former President of Ghana, John Kufuor

By the Dengue Vaccine Initiative

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