Anti measles and rubella vaccination and distribution of vitamin “A” has been successfully carried out in 16 sub zones of the Gash Barka region, according to Mr. Berhane Abrha, coordinator of the campaign.
Barentu, 10 December 2018 – Anti measles and rubella vaccination and distribution of vitamin “A” has been successfully carried out in 16 sub zones of the Gash Barka region, according to Mr. Berhane Abrha, coordinator of the campaign.
Stating that in Gash Barka region around 400 thousand children were expected to be vaccinated with anti measles and anti-rubella vaccinations and that vitamin A to over 130 thousand children, Mr. Berhane indicated that so far over 370 thousand children have been vaccinated and over 120 thousand have been given with vitamin A.
Noting that integration of various institutions and awareness of the society were some of the main factors of the successful implementation of the program, Mr. Berhane commended the administrations and members of the Ministry of Education and voluntary village health representatives for their effort in the success of the program.
Indicating that 70% of the vaccinated children were students, Mr. Berhane further declared that the implementation of the program in contrast with the goal expected was very successful.
Underlining that Anti Measles and Rubella vaccination will be regularly conducted in the future, Mr. Berhane called on the remaining children to take the vaccination in nearby health institutions.
It is to be recalled that the Anti measles and Rubella vaccination and Vitamin A provision Program was conducted from 21 to 30 November nationwide.