New Year Resolutions: Ten health issues WHO will tackle this year
Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – threatens to reverse progress made in tackling
vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease – it currently prevents 2-3 million deaths a
year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved.
In 2019, WHO will ramp up work to eliminate cervical cancer worldwide by increasing coverage of the HPV vaccine, among other interventions.
Last year, less than 30 cases were reported in both countries. WHO and partners are committed to supporting countries to vaccinate every last
child to eradicate this crippling disease for good.
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