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MoPH launched Nationwide Vaccination Campaign

(Last Updated On: April 26, 2015 4:34 pm)

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Officials in Ministry of Public health have launched nationwide vaccination campaign in the country.

Officials in MoPH said,” the following vaccination campaign will target 5,50000 children from 9 up to 59 months in 18 provinces, they will be vaccinated against measles, and polio diseases, according to their statements the main challenges are low level of information and awareness, insecurity across the country that have stopped people to get rid of these deadliest diseases, annually Afghanistan lose 20 percent of its Nation under the ages of 5 due to the following disease.”

MoPH Deputy Ahmad Jan Naim said,” The following vaccination will target 550,000 children in 18 provinces in the first time and for the second time it will cover all over Afghanistan.”

Officials in Ministry of Public Health declared that the condition for implementation of the health programs isn’t paved.

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We are trying to raise the awareness of the nation through holding necessary programs; the other issue is that the Nation doesn’t want to get educated MoPH deputy Naim said.

Despite of concerns over Polio, measles disease has unprecedentedly infected in the past several months so far 445 event has been recorded in the past months though the last year estimation was 581 cases.

Reported by Wahid Nawisa

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