ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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children. He is unconcerned that withdrawal of efforts to minimise mortality would mean an increase in morbidity; a reduction in preventive immunisation programmes would mean that more children will suffer from these diseases. While on the one hand child mortality would go up, or at least the decline in mortality rates would cease, it would also result in a sickly child population which having suffered from these diseases would be permanently debilitated, In addition, of course, there is the suffering that would be inflicted on the most vulnerable sections. This would also mean that the diseases will continue to exist in the population, nullifying the ultimate objective of immunisation, the elimination more or less of these diseases.

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