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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 1993 ; Africa Region, Blind, No. 2: Man Power Development for Blindness Prevention in Africa

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Book Id: WPLBN0000185169
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 1993 ; Africa Region, Blind, No. 2: Man Power Development for Blindness Prevention in Africa  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization

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Medical Reference Publication

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The Expanded Programme on immunization (EPI) is already a major public health success. National immunization services are nowproviding some 50% of infants m developing countries ivith a third dose of either polio or DPT vaccines, thereby preventing each vear about 200 WO children from becomina ~aralvsedw ith ~oliom~elitainsd over a u. 2 rnillivn deaths from measles, neonatal tetanus and pertussis in tiese chntries. EPlprovrdes a con~pelling dentonsfration of what can be accomplished when there is unanimity of purpose. Such unanimiry has been possible because the programme is inexpensive, easily understood, and relatively. eas.v to imulement, and because it brin-a s immediate, hi .xhl.y visible benefits.

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