Global health warns of “imminent danger” threatening 80 million children

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And she said World Health Organization, And the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEFThe Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, in a joint statement, shows that "The provision of routine vaccination services has been largely disrupted in at least 68 countries, and this will likely affect approximately 80 million children under one year of age who live in these countries.".

The statement was issued before the Global Vaccines and Immunization Summit, scheduled for June 4.

The statement said that travel restrictions, delay in providing vaccines, and some parents’ reluctance to leave their homes for fear of exposure to a virus Sk, And the shortage of health workers available, caused failure "Unprecedented" On a global scale since the introduction of such expanded programs in the 1970s.

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Four said "We cannot make our struggle against one disease come at the expense of the long-term progress in our struggle against other diseases".

She added "While conditions may require us to temporarily stop some vaccination efforts, these vaccinations must be resumed as soon as possible, otherwise we risk replacing a deadly epidemic with another.".

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UN agencies and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization said on Friday that about 80 million children around the world may be at risk of developing vaccine-preventable diseases, such as diphtheria, measles and polio, due to disruption of “routine vaccinations” during the Covid pandemic. 19.

The World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, said in a joint statement, that the data show that “the provision of routine vaccination services has been largely disrupted in at least 68 countries, and this is likely to affect nearly The 80 million children under one year old live in these countries. “

The statement was issued before the Global Vaccines and Immunization Summit, scheduled for June 4.

The statement said that travel restrictions, delay in providing vaccines, the reluctance of some parents to leave their homes for fear of exposure to the Corona virus, and the shortage of available health workers, have caused “unprecedented” disruptions on a global scale since the launch of such expanded programs in the 1970s. the past.

“We cannot make our struggle against one disease come at the expense of the long-term progress in our struggle against other diseases,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Four.

“While the circumstances may require us to temporarily stop some vaccination efforts, these vaccinations must be resumed as soon as possible, otherwise we risk replacing one deadly epidemic with another.”







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