North Kivu: official launch of the measles vaccination marketing campaign
The measles vaccination marketing campaign was formally launched on Thursday, Might 18, on the Murara well being heart in Goma, by the governor of the province of North Kivu, Lieutenant-Normal Constat Ndima.
This marketing campaign will final 5 days.
A complete of 1,789. 774 kids aged 6 to 59 months are anticipated all through the province of North Kivu.
College kids on this age group can be vaccinated of their faculties or at deliberate vaccination websites.
Every so often, the provincial governor invited mother and father to deliver kids to vaccination websites for vaccination to guard them towards measles.
The top of the provincial well being division, Dr. Michel Nzanzu Fikili painted a grim image concerning measles within the twenty-six well being zones most affected by the epidemic.
Based on him, because the starting of this 12 months 26,198 circumstances of measles with 129 deaths have been notified.
“The scenario within the province has worsened following the displacement of populations, with malnutrition in all its kinds”, revealed Dr. Michel Nzanzu.
The WHO consultant in North Kivu, in the meantime, assured the provincial governor of the help of all companions within the well being sector within the struggle towards vaccine-preventable ailments.