1. Pakistan

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    Routine immunization in Pakistan is in crisis; beset by conflict, violence and poverty and disrupted by constitutional changes devolving authority to regional governments, children in Pakistan are dying from diseases that are easily preventable. A recent outbreak of measles killed more than 500 children and Pakistan remains one of just three polio-endemic countries. But this video highlights the opportunities for improving immunization in Pakistan and the inspiring people – from senior government level to health workers in remote villages – who are striving to make that happen. The video was produced for the GAVI Alliance to encourage donors to invest in immunization, in Pakistan and other low-income countries. It was first shown at the Global Vaccine Summit, co-hosted by Bill Gates and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, held in Abu Dhabi in April 2013 during World Immunization Week. The Summit focused on energizing commitment to saving children’s lives and finally putting an end to polio through immunization. The producers of the video also made a version in Urdu for use in Pakistan to inspire health workers and encourage parents to vaccinate their children.

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    • Doing the Double -- Ghana introduces two new vaccines at once

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      On 26 April 2012, Ghana became the first African country to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines at the same time, simultaneously tackling the leading causes of the world’s two biggest childhood killers – pneumonia and diarrhoea. This film, produced for the GAVI Alliance, documents the preparations, the launch ceremony and the aftermath. Ghana’s historic rollout marks a new milestone in a global initiative to reach children in developing countries with vaccines against the leading childhood killers. Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines have respectively reached 17 and six GAVI-supported countries in the last couple of years, and are expected to reach more than 40 countries by 2015. Directed and edited by Ryan Youngblood Produced by Doune Porter Executive Producer Dan Thomas

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      • World Immunization Week 2012: Meet Jackson Ndegwa

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        ACTION partner Jackson Ndegwa answers three questions about the state of immunizations in Kenya and the role of advocacy in ensuring all Kenyan children have access to life-saving vaccines.

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