Vaccines keep children alive and healthy by protecting them from diseases. Those who need immunization the most — the poorest, most vulnerable kids in the world — continue to be the least likely to get it. In numbers, these are the lengths that UNICEF goes to vaccinate the world's children.
UNICEF vaccinates almost half the world’s children
lives each year from deadly childhood diseases like measles, cholera and pneumonia.
and partners support immunization programs in more than
Every dollar spent on childhood immunizations…
yields $44 in economic benefits (including savings on medical costs and productivity loss).
Vaccines fight the world's diseases
Maternal and neonatal tetanus,fatal in newborns, has been eliminated in all but
In 2018, UNICEF and partners vaccinated
Countries with highest increases in measles cases between 2017 and 2018
Vaccines work, but the job isn't done yet
children die each year because they are not vaccinated.
of deaths among children under age 5 are from vaccine-preventable causes.