1946 ex-camp girl gets TB test - Credit c. UNICEF/UNRRA1663/Norman Weaver
UNICEF/UNRRA1663/Norman Weaver

In 1946, a concentration camp survivor requires sensitive preparation before receiving a vaccination. The creation of the United Nations in 1945, UNICEF in 1946 and WHO in 1948 commit governments to addressing basic global health needs, especially of children. Following successful mass immunizations against tuberculosis in post-war Europe and China, these organizations and the Red Cross endorse mass disease control as the premiere international health priority.