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World Immunization Week 2024

🌍💉✨ It's World Immunization Week 2024! At Next Practice, we're proud to let you know about our ongoing initiative, Next Aid, aimed at making a meaningful impact in maternal and neonatal health.

What is Next Aid? 🤝
Next Aid is our collaboration with UNICEF Australia to support maternal and neonatal healthcare in Papua New Guinea. Over the next three years, we're committed to funding Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccinations to help children thrive in the region.

Why Next Aid? 🌟
We believe everyone should start from the same place and deserves to have access to basic human rights like healthcare and education. Next Aid is our unwavering commitment to help ensure no person should die from a preventable disease.

Impact of Next Aid 💪
Through Next Aid, UNICEF Australia procures vaccinations and trains health workers and communities on the importance of immunisation. So far, we've contributed to 677,436 vaccinations and counting!

Why Papua New Guinea?
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is Australia’s closest neighbour, with less than four kilometres separating the two countries, however the health situation for mothers and children could not be more different.

Infant mortality rates in PNG are among the worst in the world. One in 13 children die each year in PNG, mostly from preventable diseases. Mostly from conditions that are easily prevented with basic medical care and routine vaccination.

PNG is the only country in the East Asia Pacific region which is yet to eliminate MNT, however through this partnership between Next Practice and UNICEF Australia, we can create significant lasting change for every child, no matter what.

How can you contribute? 🌟
Every consultation at a Next Practice medical centre results in a donation to someone in need through UNICEF. Your appointment truly makes a difference!