Vaccination campaign in SPLM-N held areas could go ahead in October: UN

An article from the Sudan Tribune
July 26, 2013
Vaccination campaign in SPLM-N held areas could go ahead in October: UN

July 26, 2013--The UN says it is ready to carry out a polio vaccination campaign in rebel-controlled areas in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states during a two-week period in late October or early November provided a moratorium on fighting is agreed between Sudanese government forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

The United Nations and its agencies, as well as UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been negotiating with the warring parties since last April to allow the vaccination campaign to go ahead.

As well as carrying our polio vaccines, the UN and its partners plan a vitamin A distribution campaign for around 165,000 children under the age of five in conflict-affected areas where immunisation coverage has dropped significantly since 2011.

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