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It should be noted that in general vaccinations, despite what was said before, is the only preventive measure, which could be regarded as satisfactory. At the beginning of nineties there was an explosion of Diphtheria and other communicable diseases but after intervention of UNICEF, other international humanitarian organisations and good work of local health professionals the situation has improved.

According to WHO Regional Office for Europe levels of immunisation for Measles are the following (1999 data): Kazakhstan-100%, Moldova, Russian Federation 99%, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan-98%, Turkmenistan, the Ukraine-97%, Uzbekistan-96%, Armenia-91%, Georgia and Tajikistan-90% (from "Health Care Systems in Transition: Georgia", website: http://www.euro.who.int/document/E75489.pdf).