"No-vax" population in Philippines doubles (from 4% to 9%), int'l org warns

UNICEF added that in the Philippines, the proportion of children aged 12 to 23 months who received all basic vaccinations dropped from 77 percent in 2013 to 70 percent in 2017, while the percentage of children with no vaccination rose from 4 percent in 2013 to 9 percent in 2017.

UNICEF: Philippines’ immunization coverage decreasing (philstar.com) - April 30, 2018 - 4:30pm Read more at https://www.philstar.com/lifestyle/health-and-family/2018/04/30/1810905/unicef-philippines-immunization-coverage-decreasing#j9RBh0wTSkjSE5zb.99 UNICEF is an agency of the United Nations devoted to serving the world's children. UNICEF began providing assistance to the Philippines in November 1948. Since then, we and the Philippine government have been partners in protecting Filipino children.

UNICEF Philippines has more than 60 people working to promote and protect the rights of children. We aim to provide the best quality of life for every Filipino child through programmes that help them survive and flourish.

We implement programmes covering education, health and nutrition, disaster risk reduction and emergencies, HIV and AIDS prevention, child protection, communication, and local policy and institutional development. (https://www.unicef.org/philippines/aboutus.html#.WubX---FMok)

Section 15. The State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them. Section 16. The State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature. (Article II of the 1987 Constitution)

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