2 of 35 Cards illustrating Diseases and their Prevention, produced in association with UNICEF, 1980-83

Made:
1980-1983 in Colombia
maker:
UNICEF

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Cards illustrated with coloured cartoons, 29 of 35, from a series concerning various diseases and their prevention by
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Cards illustrated with coloured cartoons, 2 of 35, from a series concerning various diseases and their prevention by childhood vaccination, for use in public health campaigns in Colombia, produced in Colombia in association with UNICEF, 1980-1983. This particular card displays an arm being held out with a small cut just above the wrist. The background to the card is yellow with red edging on the top and bottom edge of the card. There are two lines of script written in black text on the bottom edge of the card.

The cards are illustrated with cartoons to campaign for childhood vaccination in Colombia, South America. They promote vaccination against five of the main diseases responsible for childhood deaths: measles, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and polio. They also explain the expected reactions to vaccination and the medical treatment needed if one of these diseases is contracted.

The cards were produced in association with the UNICEF, (United Nations International Children's Fund). The charity aims to vaccinate all children in the developing world against the six main childhood disease killers (the sixth being tuberculosis, which had already received widespread coverage in Colombia).

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Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1994-439/2
Materials:
ink, paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
card - laid flat: 94 mm x 84 mm x 2 mm,
type:
cards, documentation, immunisation (epi)
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
UNICEF (London)

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