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20 April 2011

Immunise SA initiative

Discovery and UNICEF partner up, helping to close the gap in access to childhood vaccination.

Discovery and UNICEF partner up, helping to close the gap in access to childhood vaccination.

Childhood immunisation is essential to the prevention of diseases that cause death and disability. It is estimated that tens of thousands of children are not fully immunised in South Africa each year, leaving them extremely vulnerable to diseases such as measles, diarrhoea, pneumonia, meningitis and other life threatening conditions. The Government’s immunisation programme expects to reach all newborns to prevent outbreaks of preventable disease and Immunise SA will enhance this endeavour.

 
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