WHO launched immunisation campaign against polio in south Libya

  • Libyan Express |
  • Thursday 18 May 2017

In continuation of WHO efforts to mitigate polio virus importation to Libya, WHO in coordination with UNICEF supported and facilitated for NCDC, the implementation of Sub-National Immunisation Campaign in 8 districts of the southern region in Libya.

The immunisation campaign has included children of migrants and IDPs.

In spite of active war during all phases of the campaign 86,253 (83.4%) children below 6 years were vaccinated from 29th April to 4th May 2017, WHO said in a press release this week.

It also added that Independent Post Campaign Evaluation by NGO and field data validation by WHO staff are going on.

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