Measles is one of the primary causes of death among young children in poor communities. If a child survives measles, they may still suffer with the life-long effects of blindness and brain damage. Immunisation is the key. It is the most cost-effective and safe method to prevent this highly infectious disease. Angola is one of 8 countries in the world with the lowest immunisation rates, and UNICEF is working to ensure that 100% of children receive the life-changing immunisation that they need. Vaccinations in Angola have been ever more important since the recent measles outbreaks across the country. Not everyone in Angola recognises the importance of immunisation in preventing disease, which is why UNICEF is working with local organisations, as well as traditional and religious leaders to reach areas with children that may have been missed.
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The target charity is UNICEF.