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2.7 What international bodies are concerned with vaccinations?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

2.7 What international bodies are concerned with vaccinations?

The World Health Service Expanded Programme on Immunization works to
increase the percentage of the world's children vaccinated against
certain target diseases: poliomyelitis, measles, tuberculosis,
diptheria, and tetanus. The WHO/UNDP (United Nations Development
Programme) Programme for Vaccine Development promoted research into
new and improved vaccines. The Children's Vaccine Initiative, founded
in 1990 by UNICEF, UNDP, the Rockefeller Institute, the World Bank,
and WHO, promoted new and better vaccines for the world's children,
cooperating with the Programme for Vaccine Development and the
EPI. (Hartveldt) WHO also has three centers which cooperate with
organizations in 79 countries to formulate the annual flu
vaccine. (Ghendon)

 

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