Each year, two to three million lives are saved through immunization. However, more than 22 million children still go without basic immunization, 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 childhood immunization.
Page last updated: April 2014.
Photo: PATH/Eric Becker.