Saturday, December 18, 2004

How to do a health campaign

Now this is how you do a vaccination campaign.

In a unique all-in-one pilot campaign launched on Monday, almost a million Togolese children are to be vaccinated free of charge against measles and polio as well as being given mosquito nets to fight malaria and pills to treat intestinal worms, reports the UN's IRIN service.

Authorities are targeting 866,725 children aged between nine months and five years. They will be given a shot against measles, a polio vaccination, a pill against intestinal worms and a mosquito net treated with repellent to protect them from the malaria-carrying insects. Togo's health authorities said 95 percent of the country’s small children aged between 9 months and five years would be vaccinated under the US$ 6 million scheme.

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