Every year vaccines save up to 3 million lives, but there is a gap. Worldwide 1 in 5 children miss lifesaving immunizations. This short video explains how we can work to close the immunization gap, because a world free of vaccine-preventable deaths is in our reach. World Immunization week is celebrated 24-30 April.
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients.
Ebola virus disease outbreaks can devastate families and communities, but the infection can be controlled through the use of recommended protective measures in clinics and hospitals, at community gatherings, or at home.
The videos in the playlist were produced in 2014 related to the outbreak in West Africa.