Yemen – Vaccination campaign against measles virus starts in Aden

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Date: 31/05/2022

Location: Aden-Yemen

Language: Arabic

Duration: 00:03:10

Sound: Natural

Source: A24 Aden

Restrictions: A24 Subscribers

Storyline:

Today, the temporary capital of Aden, launched an emergency campaign for health immunization against the measles virus, sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

The campaign aims to reach 1,355,142 children from the age of 6-10 months across 10 liberated governorates, and it takes place in over 2,000 established and mobile health centers.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, Ali Ahmed Al-Walidi, said that the measles vaccination campaign came after the outbreak of the virus in 74 districts.

He added, that around 3000 cases have been recorded from January to May, including 34 deaths. The highest percentage was in Aden.

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Soundbite (Ali Ahmed Al-Walidi – Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Health and Population):

“The emergency national campaign against measles is being implemented in 74 districts in ten governorates after the outbreak of the measles. Since January, 2,924 cases have been recorded, including 34 deaths. The largest percentage was in the capital, Aden, where about 11 deaths were recorded. Ministry of Public Health and Population provided sent additional 500 health staff to 2,000 established and mobile health centers.”

Soundbite (Arif Muhammad Naji, Director General of the National Media Center):

“We ask all parents to bring their children to the vaccination centers. The measles virus is life-threatening. It is the first infectious disease among children for which vaccinations are given. It causes deaths, especially in children under the age of five. In this campaign, our target group is children from the age of 6-10 months”

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