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© UNICEF/NYHQ2012-2217/Susan MarkiszOne-year-old Jimena just received a gift that lasts a lifetime
Jimena Nicole Xoj Caal is too young to know it, but her mother, María Cecelia Caal, has just given her a gift more precious than toys, books or clothes – it is the gift of vaccination. Jimena, an indigenous Mayan child, received her vaccination for measles at a UNICEF-supported health centre in Guatemala.
- UNICEF is world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries
- Every year, immunisation saves approximately 2-3 million lives around the world
But still, an estimated 1.5 million children die every year because they were not vaccinated.
This Mother’s Day, help mothers protect their children from dangerous – but preventable – diseases. Please donate now.
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