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

Made:
1980-1983
maker:
UNICEF

Cards illustrated with coloured cartoons, 27 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 depicts three male figures each wearing a white helmet. The two characters on the ends are holding two vaccination needles whilst the central character is holding a pair of binoculars. They are all positioned behind a row of sandbags. There is a green border to the card along the top and bottom edge. There are three 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).

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1994-439/27
Materials:
ink, paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
card - laid flat: 94 mm x 84 mm x 2 mm,
type:
cards
credit:
UNICEF (London)
status:
Permanent collection

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