Health Days 2020
World Immunization Week

​​World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24 to 30 April) – 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. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need. 

Why immunization matters?
  • To maintain people’s health, and protect them against preventable diseases.
  • To prevent disease-related complications, including paralysis (or monoplegia), hearing loss, or brain damage.
  • To maintain the public health, and control diseases in the community.
Official Date:
Globally: April 24th-30th, 2020
Locally: Ramadan 1st-7th, 1441H.

Objectives:
  • Demonstrate the value of vaccines for the health of children, communities, and the whole world.
  • Show how routine immunization is the foundation for strong, resilient health systems and universal health coverage.
Theme:


Vaccines Work for All





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