vaccines

Old diseases, new infections may re-emerge without better vaccine funding, UN warns

Old diseases and new infections will re-emerge unless urgent action is taken to close the gaps in funding, research and global immunization coverage, according to a new report jointly produced by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.

UN-supported initiative helps vaccinate 10.5 million children against hepatitis

About 10.5 million children in developing countries have been vaccinated against hepatitis B, which causes liver diseases and cancer, as part of a United Nations-supported initiative that has helped 55 nations to improve their immunization services.