Polio vaccination would be conducted in the Northern Red Sea region from 20 to 24 November with the aim to control the prevalence of polio virus coming from the neighboring countries.
Massawa, 17 November 2013- Polio vaccination would be conducted in the Northern Red Sea region from 20 to 24 November with the aim to control the prevalence of polio virus coming from the neighboring countries.
In the workshop that has been conducted in which administrators and heads of health institutions participated to discuss on the program, Mr. Solomon Kelifa, Head of basic health services in the Health Ministry branch in the region, indicated that the sub-zones of Karora, Adobha, Gelalo, and Dahlak due to their location near to the neighboring countries and heavy movement of people from and to are suspected areas for the prevalence of the virus, and that constant follow up is being conducted.
Likewise, Dr. Yohannes Tekeste, Head of Health Ministry branch in the region, explained that the prevalence of polio virus could only be eradicated through the integrated effort on the part of the Ministry and citizens, and called on the administrations and health professionals to work for the success of the program.
The participants on their part said that the program is for the benefit of their children and expressed readiness to work for its success.
Reports indicate that the first phase of the vaccination would be conducted from 20 to 24 November and the second phase from 25 to 29 December.