The newly launched campaign aims at reaching over 3 million children in the country amidst a shortage of trained staff.
The four-day door-to-door campaign is set to begin on Monday with an aim to target the country's 10 million children under age 5.
Only a single case of the communicable disease has been reported this year- something that has never happened before.
"Some 18,600 children under the age of five in Tigray have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition from February to August this year compared to 8,900 in 2020, a 100% increase," says UN.
Attack in Jalalabad forces authorities to suspend operations on second day of resuming the vaccination campaign after five members of two teams were killed.
Opposition to vaccines in Pakistan has grown after the CIA organised a fake hepatitis B inoculation drive to help track down Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad a decade ago.
Vaccination drive temporarily suspended in Nangarhar province after three women healthcare workers were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad.
Scientists around the world agree that we’re not ready for the next pandemic, so the World Health Organization is paying close attention to certain infectious diseases. You should too.
The development of Covid-19 vaccines in record time will not be enough to fix big pharma’s tarnished image.
Poorer nations are not just at the back of the line behind wealthy countries in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, they also face challenges pertaining to poor infrastructure, wars, instability, affordability and other factors like misinformation.
Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca confirm that pork products are not part of their Covid-19 vaccines.
Teams of health workers are providing polio vaccines door to door but many families refuse to inoculate their children out of fear, unconvinced the drops are entirely safe.
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