World Health Organization


Maria Sobczak

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Topic: Revising WHO’s approach to mandatory immunization in light of vaccine controversies and the new Global Vaccine Action Plan 2021 – 2030

January 9, 2018

Honourable Chairs, Distinguished Delegates,

Vaccines are important preventive medicines for primary health care, and are a critical component of a nation's health security. Although international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) promote global immunisation drives and policies, the success of an immunisation programme in any country depends more upon local realities and national policies. This is particularly true for a huge and diverse developing country such as India, with its populat...