Vaccination To Syrian Children Suffering In Polio

2013-12-12 02:12:06 | Al Muslim News
Vaccination To Syrian Children Suffering In Polio

 

World Health Organization’s efforts to vaccinate Syrian children have been hugely crippled by the ongoing conflict in the war-torn country, adding to the misery of Syrians. As if children in Syria had not suffered enough, they now have to contend with yet another threat to their health and well-being,” Maria Calivis, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, told media. By the end of October, the government declared that wild poliovirus had been isolated from 10 paralyzed children in Deir Ez Zour. By November, 17 Syrian children had been paralyzed by polio; 15 of them were reported in Deir Ez Zour and two cases in Aleppo and Damascus. Inside Syria, the campaign aims to reach 2.2 million children, including those who live in contested areas and those who were missed in an earlier campaign, the WHO and UNICEF joint statement read. Crippled by ongoing war, WHO officials have urged sects in Syria to be cooperative by allowing the vaccination campaign be undertaken to rescue children..

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