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Polio Vaccination Campaign Kick Off, 700,000 Children To be Vaccinated In Herat

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Tuesday March 13, 2018

Herat City (BNA) Campaign of anti-polio vaccination program has started in western Herat province yesterday.
It is supposed that about 700,000 children to be received drops of anti-polio vaccine and 500,000 children over 6 months would be received vitamin A capsules in this round.
Mohammad Asef Rahimi governor of Herat in beginning ceremony of the program has announced that case of polio didn’t shows within the last one year in Herat province.
Dr. Noor Ahmad Haidari member of provincial council of Herat demanded from people to cooperate with health teams for better implementation of the program.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Asef Kabir deputy for public health department of Herat esteemed the efforts and preparations of the districts’ officials regarding implementation of anti-polio vaccine.
Health officials appreciated cooperation of district governors of the province, particularly Abdul Ghani Noorzai district governor of Zerkoh district.
Polio is eradicated in most countries but seen in remote parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria due to lack of access to healthcare facilities as well as weather irregularities.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

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