Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 August 2008

Zimbabwe / Child Health Days / UNICEF


Zimbabwe / Child Health Days / UNICEF



NEW YORK, USA, August 9, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Zimbabwe, UNICEF over the past week has been holding its nationwide Child Health Days in Zimbabwe, trying to reach the nation’s 2 million children under the age of 5 with immunization and vitamin A coverage.  During the campaign, children, even in hard-to-reach areas, were immunized against tuberculosis, measles, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, haemophilus, influenza and polio. 


While continuing its work in Zimbabwe, UNICEF remains seriously concerned about the impact on children of the current ban prohibiting non-governmental organizations from operating in communities.  The ban, imposed on 4 June, has now been in effect for over two months, posing serious problems for the humanitarian community working in Zimbabwe.  We have more details in the Geneva briefing notes.




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