WHO director-general appeals for taking measures to prevent children’s infectious diseases

The director-general of the World Health Organization has recently called on countries to take urgent measures for implementing the plans for inoculation against infectious diseases for children.

Many children are now exposed to the danger of contracting such diseases as measles, poliomyelitis and meningitis that can be easily prevented, he said.

Last year, 23 million children failed to be inoculated against infectious diseases across the world.