WHO, UNICEF Call For Emergency Action, $655M To Address Measles, Polio Spread Amid COVID-19

Reuters: U.N. says needs $655 million to avert new measles and polio epidemics
“Severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to immunization campaigns against measles and polio are putting millions of vulnerable children at risk from deadly and debilitating diseases, United Nations agencies said on Friday. Issuing an urgent call for funding to avert epidemics of the contagious diseases, the U.N. children’s fund UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) said $655 million was needed to address ‘dangerous immunity gaps’ in poor and middle-income countries…” (Kelland, 11/6).

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