Japan, UNICEF Help Protect Afghan Children Against Infectious Diseases

Japan and UNICEF have signed an agreement that would benefit more than 7.7 million children in Afghanistan. Under the agreement, Japan would contribute

scale up and improve the south Asian country's systematic immunization programs against polio, measles, tetanus, diphtheria, influenza, tuberculosis and similar diseases.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.