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Securing children's health in the face of pandemic

5 August 2020

According to Dr Mariam Noorani, pediatrician and lactation consultant who heads the Department of Pediatrics at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, vaccines are life-saving interventions for children. She states categorically: "The World Health Organisation recommends that children should continue to get their routine vaccinations during the time of the pandemic while maintaining the necessary precautions. Missing vaccinations can result in outbreaks of preventable diseases like measles."