In order to emphasise the power and safety of vaccines, the United Nations Fund, UNICEF has said it will Inaugurate a new global campaign.

This was disclosed in a statement by the UNICEF’s Chief of immunization, Mr. Robin Nandy in Abuja on Thursday.

According to the statement, the global campaign would go alongside with the World Immunization Week which is scheduled to hold from April 24 to 30 with the theme #VaccinesWork

He also noted that the campaign will help to spread the message that collaboration with communities, including parents can protect everyone through vaccines.

In his words; “Vaccines save up to 3 million yearly, protecting children from potentially deadly, highly infectious disease such as measles, pneumonia, cholera, and diphtheria.

This year, UNICEF is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, WHO, and Global Alliance for Vaccines, GAVI and the Vaccine Alliance to encourage even greater reach.

“The Bill and the Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute USD$1 to UNICEF for every like or share social media post using the hashtag #VaccinesWork this month up to USB$1 million, to ensure all children get the life saving vaccines they need.

“Vaccines are the one of the most cost-effective health took ever invented, every USD$1 spent on childhood immunization returns up to USD$44 in benefits.

“We want the awareness that “Vaccine Work to go viral. Vaccines are safe and they save lives.

“The campaign is an opportunity to show the world that social media can be a powerful force for change and provide parents with trustworthy information on Vaccines,” he added.

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