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. (Note: The files below require Windows Media Player 9 to view. If you prefer, you can view the same segments in RealPlayer format on the Immunization Action Coalition website.)

Author: PATH, Barraclough Productions

Published: 2004

Resource types: Film/video

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus, Polio

Topics: Childhood immunization, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa, Asia, North America and Europe