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Childhood immunization

Each year, two to three million lives are saved through immunization. However, in 2013, an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide were not reached with routine immunization services, leaving them susceptible to life-threatening illness and permanent disability. Immunizing children against vaccine-preventable diseases is an important factor in saving lives, increasing productivity, and alleviating poverty.

PATH is working to provide lifesaving vaccines for children worldwide in order to give every child the chance for a healthy life. Visit PATH's website to learn more about its work in vaccines.

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Page last updated: April 2015.

Photo: PATH/Eric Becker.