UNICEF sends 4.7 million vaccines to Libya

Vaccines arrive in Mitiga Airport in Tripoli (Photo: Social Media)

Some 4.7 million vaccines have been sent to Libya to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases, the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) said Thursday.

According to UNICEF, a cargo plane loaded with 4.7 million vaccine doses — including those for measles, rubella and polio — arrived early Thursday at Tripoli’s international airport.

In a statement, the children’s fund said a major vaccination campaign would be launched next week in Libya in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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