About 80 million children worldwide are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles, and polio.
United Nations agencies and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization said today, Friday, that about 80 million children worldwide may develop preventable diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine vaccinations during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Reuters.
Sputnik. Ramil Sitdikov
The World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization said in a joint statement that the data show that “the provision of routine vaccination services has been largely disrupted in at least 68 countries, and this is likely to affect approximately 80 million A child under one year old lives in these countries.
It is noteworthy that the statement was issued before the World Summit for Vaccines and Immunization to be held on the fourth of June.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, “UNICEF”, had warned earlier that 117 million children, in 37 countries, may not be vaccinated against “measles” in a timely manner, indicating preoccupation with the response to the Corona virus.
According to “BBC Arabic”, measles may witness a new outbreak, with the delays of vaccination times for children around the world, due to the concern to deal with the spread of the Corona virus and its global spread.