Taliban agrees to nation-wide polio vaccination campaign: UN

Taliban agrees to nation-wide polio vaccination campaign: UN

October 18, 2021 Off By
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Al-Araby

Afghanistan will kick off its first countrywidepolio immunisation campaign in years next month to protect millions of unvaccinated children, the UN said Monday. The United Nations’ health and children’s agencies said the campaign to vaccinate against the crippling and potentially fatal disease would begin on November 8, with full support fromthe Taliban leadership. “WHO and UNICEF welcome the decision by the Taliban leadership supporting the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan,” they said in a statement. Since the Taliban swept back into power two months ago, the …

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