UN health agency outlines plans for the future

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced its plans yesterday to expand their efforts in delivering immunization and preventative treatments using a multi-disease strategy.

Noting the 60 percent reduction in measles death over the past six years and the related health gains, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said, “Increasingly, this initiative is delivering a bundle of life-saving and health-promoting interventions: bed nets for malaria, vitamin A to boost the immune system, de-worming tablets that help keep children in school, polio vaccine, and tetanus vaccine for pregnant women.” More

Related: Dont forget to check out Nothing But Nets, which partners with the Measles Initiative.