Crown Princess Mary of Denmark: Elimination of preventable diseases at heart of human development

In her address to mark European Immunization Week 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Patron of WHO/Europe, commends all 53 countries in the WHO European Region for their commitment to maintaining high vaccination coverage and raising awareness of immunization.

While noting the progress made in recent years, Her Royal Highness cautions, “Allowing diseases to spread because we have failed to adequately immunize our children is not an option.”

European Immunization Week takes place on 22–27 April 2013.