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World Immunization Week is Observed from 24 to 30 April

World Immunization Week 2019 is being observed from 24-30 April.
World Immunization Week is Observed from 24 to 30 April

Details:

  • The 2019 theme is "Protected Together: Vaccines Work".
  • World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
  • Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world's most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
  • World Immunisation Week 2019 celebrates Vaccine Heroes from around the world from parents and community members to health workers and innovators who help ensure that all are protected, at all ages, through the power of vaccines.

About the World Immunisation Week:

  • World Immunization Week is a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world.
  • World Immunisation Week is observed by all member states of the World Health Organization.
  • Immunization Week was observed simultaneously for the first time in 2012, with the participation of more than 180 countries and territories worldwide after the World Health Assembly endorsed World Immunization Week during its May 2012 meeting.
  • Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.
  • This initiative plans to demonstrate the value of vaccines for the health of children, communities and the world.

Question:

Q. Which program of World Health Organization is being observed from 24-30 April 2019?
a. World Immunization Week

b. World Maternity Week
c. World Child Health Week
d. World Hygiene Week
World Immunization Week is Observed from 24 to 30 April World Immunization Week is Observed from 24 to 30 April Reviewed by Neha on April 29, 2019 Rating: 5

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