NEWS/PHOTO – UNICEF mobilizes alongside local communities and government to protect children against polio virus in the DRC.
Ladine and her husband never thought it was something they could be exposed to HIV. Ignorance was the reason their child had been born positive.
A report from a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the children are demanding the polio vaccine and teaming up with vaccinators.
The DRC launched a response vaccination campaign against yellow fever targeting all those aged nine months and over in the affected health areas.
As part of the vaccination campaign against polio organized by the Ministry of Health, with support from
WHO and UNICEF, around 10 million children were vaccinated in an area covering 60% of Congolese territory.
Find out more about our quest to overcome opposition to the polio vaccine for children under 60 months of age in Bolenge, a village in the Equateur province.
The provincial committee …
Job is a vaccinator who does his job with heart. He has been involved in all the immunization campaigns in Goma, eastern DRCongo since 2008. We’ve followed him during the Local Immunization Days.
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