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Central African Republic : 9,000 Children Vaccinated Against Measles, Polio in Gadzi

Source: Medecins Sans Frontieres

10/07/2013

About 9,000 children in the Central African Republic have been vaccinated against measles and polio following an emergency intervention in Gadzi, in the northeastern region of the country. The emergency intervention was launched in August after Medecins Sans Frontieres teams discovered a lack of access to health facilities in the area. The vaccination campaign lasted one week, and Medecins Sans Frontieres teams were able to cover 96 percent of the children initially planned. Central African Republic is facing political and social turmoil following a coup last April that has led to the displacement of more than 280,000 people. Medecins Sans Frontieres has now reopened another emergency project in Bouca, in the north part of the country.



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