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1.2 million children to be vaccinated against measles in Afghanistan

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

World Health Organization in a press release announced that they have launched a nationwide vaccination of measles on March 12 that will last until March 17, 2022, covering 1.2 children across Afghanistan.

The week-long campaign that is planned to be implemented in 49 districts of 24 provinces will involve 9,200 workers, volunteers, supervisors, and monitors.

“The World Health Organization (WHO) in Afghanistan is supporting the Ministry of Public Health and provincial health authorities in the management of the vaccination, including technical advice, training of staff, funding for pieces of training, costs for operation as well as with the provision of supplies and logistics.” Reads the press release.

Health workers in Afghanistan have urged parents to bring their kids to the vaccination campaign, save the lives of their kids and reduce the burden on the health system of the country.

They have also asked people to protect health workers as they are protecting the Afghan children while implementing the campaign.

Measles has transformed into another headache in Afghanistan as the contiguous viral disease has infected 18,000 children and has claimed the lives of 142 minors since the beginning of 2022.

The World Health Organization has said the best way to protect children against the disease is to strengthen their immune system through two doses of vaccine.

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