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


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Cards illustrated with coloured cartoons, 21 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 shows a boy wearing white pants holding onto his throat with both hands, whilst sticking out his tongue. There are a group of upside down exclamation marks coming out of his mouth up into the air. There is a pink border to the card along the top and bottom edge. There are four lines of script written in black text along 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).


Public Health & Hygiene
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ink and paper (fibre product)
card - laid flat: 94 mm x 84 mm x 2 mm,
UNICEF (London)