Using vaccines to prevent communicable diseases
Synonyms: Developing improved vaccines against major communicable diseases
Immunizing children at risk from infectious disease
Context: This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends developing and making widely available new and improved vaccines against major communicable diseases that are efficient and safe and offer protection with a minimum number of doses, including intensifying efforts directed at the vaccines needed to combat common diseases of children.
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies