WHO urges to ensure life-saving immunization services

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Added On May 23, 2020

The World Health Organization Director-General says that as the world comes together to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, countries must not forget the dozens of lifesaving vaccines that already exist. 

 
He stresses these vaccines must continue to reach children everywhere. 
 
The WHO chief said on Friday that the COVID-19 outbreak undermines life-saving immunization services around the world, putting tens of millions of children at risk. 
 
SOUNDBITE: TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, WHO Director-General 
"A key part of this week's landmark resolution was that as well as fighting COVID-19, governments need to also ensure that essential health services are maintained." 
 
Tedros added that the WHO is working with governments around the world to ensure supply chains remain open and lifesaving health services are reaching all communities.