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Fragile Lives - Immunization at Risk

Hailed as "the greatest public health success story of all time," today childhood immunization faces obstacles never seen before. While immunization still saves three million young lives each year, millions more could be saved if there were enough vaccine and enough political will to protect all children in need. Sometimes war is the enemy of immunization, sometimes ethnic distrust, rumors and misinformation. But there are heroes as well-people dedicated to bringing immunization to every child, everywhere. Filmed on location in Africa, Asia, and Europe, "Fragile Lives-Immunization at Risk" brings to life the human face of immunization, its promises, and its challenges.

Author: PATH, Barraclough Productions

Published: 2004

» View Part 1: Introduction + “The Last Case—Smallpox in Bangladesh” (English)

10.6 MB WMV (Located at

» View Part 2: “Outbreak—Meningitis in Burkina Faso” (English)

30.2 MB WMV (Located at

» View Part 3: “False Rumors—Polio in Uttar Pradesh” (English)

27 MB WMV (Located at

» View Part 4: “Rejection—Measles in Ireland” (English)

28.6 MB WMV (Located at

» View Part 5: “Complacency—Hepatitis B, the Silent Killer” (English)

9.4 MB WMV (Located at

» View Part 6: “A Shortage of Vaccines” (English)

34.1 MB WMV (Located at

» View Part 7: “The War Effect—Measles in Angola” + Closing and Credits (English)

37.2 MB WMV (Located at

Resource types: Film/video

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus, Polio

Topics: Childhood immunization, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa, Asia, North America and Europe