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The Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) © UNICEF Mali/ 2002/Pirozzi A woman is immunized against tetanus using a Uniject syringe, in Benkene, a remote village north-east of Bamako, Mali. The Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) is a framework for protecting children from preventable childhood diseases such as measles, tetanus, and whooping cough. Developed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), GIVS calls for raising global immunization coverage for these common diseases to at least 90 per cent in every country over the next five years. © UNICEF Kenia/2002/Geenen These school children in the town of Naivasha, Kenya, have just received their vaccinations against measles. GIVS is the first ever strategic framework for immunization designed to respond to the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world. It presents a wide range of initiatives which countries can choose from to address their own specific needs. UNICEF and the WHO say the objectives outlined in the strategy must be
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