During the week of April 24-30, the global health community will celebrate World Immunization Week 2018. This year’s theme is Protected Together, #VaccinesWork. There are about 25 diseases that can be immunized, protecting people all over the world from their detrimental effects. However, there is still a large percentage of the population that has not received proper vaccines. Whether due to their economic situation, their country’s politics, or personal decisions, it is necessary to ensure protection for all those in our society. That’s why awareness-building and vaccines promotion during Immunization Week are so essential.Importance of Immunization Against Diseases Vaccines save lives. It’s just that simple. For example, the World Health Organization estimates that measles vaccination has saved 17.1 million lives since 2001. On the other hand, while polio was endemic in 125 countries in 1988, today in only persists in two, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and this is mainly because national schemes have not been proficient in vaccine administration. Vaccines protect both children and adults from diseases that can be immunized, which is why it’s essential that your family is up-to-date on all vaccinations. However, that is not enough. There is a strong need to promote vaccination around the world to protect the lives of people on an international scale and also prevent diseases from “traveling” through international connections. That’s where World Immunization Week comes in promoting vaccination on a global scale. In the past, the week has centered on a number of themes such as achieving global immunization targets, closing the global immunization gap, and spreading the word that #VaccinesWork.25 Diseases that Can be ImmunizedSo what are the diseases that can be immunized? While we are certainly not doctors and cannot give you direct advice about vaccines, we would like to provide you with some general information and links where you can learn more about vaccinations. Should you have any questions about traveling to an area where you may be at risk for certain diseases, do not hesitate to contact our travel agents. That said, we also recommend that you always consult your doctor and travel clinic about getting vaccines. Use some of the resources listed below to learn more about the diseases that can be immunized.1. AnthraxRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, and also the WHO, or read about the history of Anthrax.2. CholeraRead more at WHO, Wikipedia, NHS, or the history of Cholera.3. DiphtheriaRead more at CDC , WHO, Wikipedia, Oxford, and furthermore KLM Health Services, or read abouty the history of Diphtheria.4. Haemophilus Influenza type BRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, or the history of Haemophilus.5. Hepatitis ARead more at CDC, WHO, Wikipedia, or also at KLM Health Services.6. Hepatitis BRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, or the Hepatitis B Foundation.7. Hepatitis ERead more at CDC, WHO, or Wikipedia.8. Human Papilloma VirusRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, European Union. There is also a great article in The Guardian.9. InfluenzaRead more at CDC, WHO, European Union, or Care’s avian flu blog.10. Japanese EncephalitisRead more at CDC, WHO, Wikipedia, KLM Health Services, and also at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.11. MeaslesRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, and also at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.12. Meningococcal DiseaseRead more at CDC, WHO, Wikipedia, or read about the history of Meningococcal Disease. There is also an international Confederation of Meningitis Organizations.13. MumpsRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, and also read the history of Mumps.14. PertussisRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, and also read the latest news from GAVI.15. Pneumococcal DiseaseRead more at CDC, WHO, and more on the history of Pneumococcal Disease.16. PoliomyelitisRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, KLM Health Services, or have a look at the great work from the Gates Foundation and especially at Rotary International which we are very proud to serve.17. RabiesRead more at CDC, WHO, KLM Health Services, and have a look at Mission Rabies and their great work.18. Rotavirus GastroenteritisRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, or download the whitepaper of the Rotacouncil for free.19. Rubella or German MeaslesRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, and also read the Rubella history.20. TetanusRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, or NHS.21. Tick-borne EncephalitisRead more at WHO, Wikipedia, NHS, or the European Union.22. TuberculosisRead more at CDC, WHO, or another article about the history of Tuberculosis.23. Typhoid FeverRead more at CDC, Wikipedia, WHO, NHS, and also have a look at the coalition against Typhoid.24. Varicella and Herpes ZosterRead more at CDC, WHO and also at Wikipedia.25. Yellow FeverRead more at CDC, WHO, Wikipedia and also at KLM Health Services.More information about immunizationMore information on diseases that can be prevented by vaccines can be found in other articles. Read another article about NGOs that are immunizing the world or some history in our World Immunization Week article. We also published an article about more global health days. Let Us Help You With Compassion And CareWe at Raptim also believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. Therefore we devote ourselves to serving those who serve the world by being a genuine global travel organization.Raptim makes it easier for you to stay connected with your people in the field or on a mission, and also to monitor them at any time in any given context. 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