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Photo gallery: rubella vaccinations in Tanzania

31 October 2014

A girl receiving a rubella vaccination

In many developing countries, rubella is a common, highly contagious illness.

Many of the children we support in East Africa are deafblind as a result of their mother contracting rubella during pregnancy.

To prevent women who are pregnant from catching rubella from someone else the rubella virus needs to be eradicated from the country as a whole – and the only way to do this is by vaccination.

View our gallery of rubella vaccinations taking place at Buguruni School for the Deaf in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 23 October 2014.

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First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019