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Immunization

The construction of an asset and a liability match that benefits from offsetting changes in value.

Price Immunization

A strategy of matching assets to future liabilities. That is, price immunization involves investing in certain securities with a certain expected return so that the investor will be able to pay for future liabilities. Pension funds and annuities use price immunization more than many investors because they have future liabilities that are both large and relatively easy to estimate. Portfolios that practice price immunization usually invest in low-risk, investment-grade securities. See also: Portfolio dedication.

immunization

A technique of investing in bonds such that the portfolio's target return is protected against interest rate fluctuations. Changes in returns at which cash flows can be reinvested are offset by changes in the value of the securities in the portfolio. See also bullet immunization.
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Quantitative data was gathered from the MOH National Immunisation Register (NIR) and used to direct the choice of practices for qualitative interviews with practice staff.
Outgoing African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said: "We know that universal access to immunisation is achievable.
To assess the immunisation status of children identified in the study as unimmunised or completely/partially immunised.
Immunisation is essential for children whose immunity has been comprised by a health condition, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy.
A health facility-based cross-sectional survey to determine the prevalence of missed opportunities for immunisation and associated factors.
Dr Al Rand said that the UAE is one of the leading countries in improving immunisation programmes thanks to the support of its wise government.
The introduction of this immunisation pack aims to give parents and nurses the support they need to dispel myths and allay anxieties.
He said there was also a need to standardise immunisation procedures in Dubai and offer safe vaccines for children.
Every child deserves a healthy start in life and immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life.
In particular, the rise of immunisation coverage for Aboriginal five-year-old children is a significant achievement, with current rates now exceeding those for non-Aboriginal children.
She further said that since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of an additional 500 million children and the prevention of approximately 7 million future deaths.