As part of World Immunization Week ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board member and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo has recorded a short video on why vaccination efforts are so important.
[youtube width=”525″ height=”310″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkXduY7keGg
Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions and prevents debilitating illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, pneumococcal disease, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, tetanus and yellow fever. But whilst many of us take vaccines for granted, millions of parents around the world are not able to access vaccines for their children, with devastating consequences.
Please share Angélique Kidjo’s video and find out more about World Immunization Week on the ONE Blog.