Global Education

Teacher resources to encourage a global
perspective across the curriculum

The Expanded Programme on Immunization

The World Health Organization's Expanded Programme on Immunization targets the six communicable diseases of childhood (polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis, pertussis [whooping cough], measles and tetanus) with a once-in-a-lifetime vaccination costing about US$17. Those who miss out on being immunised tend to be people living in remote locations, urban slums and border areas.