4th stage of DRC polio vaccination campaign begins on 25 June

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will from 25 to 29 June hold the fourth stage of the poliomyelitis vaccintion campaign, the Minister of Health, Victor Makwenge Kaput, said in a press briefing on Wednesday in Kinshasa.

The campaign sponsored by UNICEF, which has provided 6.6 million doses of polio vaccine, follows the identification of new cases of wild polio virus (PVS) in the country, despite the previous vaccination campaigns.

The repetition of the polio vaccination campaign is also part of the goal set by the government to stop the spread of the virus.
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15 june 2011 22:22:38




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