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    Inside Story - The fight for global immunisation

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Global vaccination programmes are offering children a better start in life. It is universally recognised as one of the most successful and cost effective health programmes in the world. Immunising children against a range of diseases that can cause serious illness, disability or death. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that immunisation prevents up to three million deaths every year, but it says an estimated 22 million children worldwide are missing out on basic vaccines.