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vaccination is stagnant dangerous despite an epidemic

WHO and Unicef ​​continue to struggle to vaccinate all children against life-threatening diseases. However, despite their efforts, vaccine coverage is stagnant throughout the world, including in rich countries.


Like every year,WHO and UNICEF published on July 15 their annual report on global immunization. When child vaccinations are sometimes debated, reports show that the trend is impacting on a global level. Kate O & # 39; Brian, Director of the WHO Department of Immunization and Vaccines, announced alarming numbers when presenting the report.

He recalled that in 2018, despite advances in medicine, "more than one in ten children did not receive all the vaccines they needed". This represents more than 20 million children around the world that can catch deadly diseases.

By 2018, global vaccination rates are stable


The reasons for this stagnation are many and varied from one country to another. In most cases, this is related to conflict who hit the country, make often difficult to be vaccinated. Inequality also plays a role. But the growing problem explains this phenomenon: satisfaction. In many countries in the northern hemisphere, many parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

However, WHO and Unicef ​​are trying to overcome this problem by including new vaccines in the national immunization program. For example, the 2018 statistic reveals the number of HPV vaccinations for the first time (human papillomavirus). This vaccine is for girls aged 11 to 14 years, but can be done until a day before they are 20 years old in France. Also recommended for boys under 26 who have sex with men. Apart from this novelty, vaccination against some trampling diseases.


Global organizations are very concerned about proliferationdeadly outbreak. In recent years, the increasing number of measles cases has encouraged many countries to increase awareness campaigns about AKI. In this world, 350,000 cases measles has been reported in 2018. This figure is far more worrying because it is twice as high as 2017.

2019 should not see an upside trend. The first figures show a 4-fold increase in the number of detected cases compared to the first quarter of 2018. However, measles is not the only disease that is feared. about 86% of the world population vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Stable figures since 2010 but still too low for the UN.

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