▲ Up
 
09:41 26-09-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Anti-polio measures in Middle East renewed after first case detected in Iraq

Bishkek (AKIpress) - polio With the recent discovery of a new case of polio in a six-month-old boy in Iraq, the United Nations and it partners, warning that the crippling virus still poses a threat to children across the Middle East, have re-launched a massive vaccination campaigns in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, aiming to reach 22 million children by Thursday, the UN reported.

"The recent detection of a polio case in Iraq after a 14-year absence is a reminder of the risk currently facing children throughout the region,” said Maria Calivis, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

For Iraq, this is the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 30 March in Moossa Hezam, a baby from Al-Rusafa, in northern Baghdad.

“It is now even more imperative to boost routine immunisations to reach every child multiple times and do whatever we can to vaccinate children we could not reach in previous rounds. That’s the only way we will prevent this outbreak from spreading further,” she added.


Twitterfacebookprint
16:32 09.04.2014
LATEST NEWS
09:33 Hungary police say Budapest blast was directed at officers09:27 Car accident kills 3 on Bishkek – Osh road09:20 Coal production in 8 months of 2016 down by 177.3 thousand in Kyrgyzstan19:00 Vice PM Jenish Razakov familiarized with bank protection works in Talas18:20 Tashkent calls UN donors to honor commitments to Afghanistan17:41 Health insurance for foreign travel in Kyrgyzstan leaves much to be desired – Health Minister17:21 Vice PM Gulmira Kudaiberdiyeva to head delegation of Kyrgyzstan at V Baku International Humanitarian Forum17:06 Trump campaign plans $140 million ad buy17:00 Moody's downgrades Turkey's credit rating to 'Junk' status16:50 Tariff policy of mobile operators leads to refusal of subscribers from traditional telephone operator services16:16 Kyrgyz government asks Parliament to urgently consider bill on lotteries15:51 Government approves agreement between Education Ministry of Kyrgyzstan and Ministry of Human Resources of Hungary15:27 Saudi Arabia to provide $3.7 million grant to Kyrgyzstan for construction of hemodialysis and heart disease centers14:22 FMs of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan meet in New York13:59 Obama Veto Bars 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia13:20 Foreign Minister Abdyldayev hold series of talks on sidelines of 71st UN General Assembly session12:42 Kyrgyzstan signs Paris Agreement12:23 ADB, Tajikistan agree on new 5-year partnership strategy to promote growth12:10 Google may buy Twitter - report11:43 Pilot project on separate waste collection launched in Bishkek schools
Astana
0° C
Ashgabat
0° C
Bishkek
0° C
Dushanbe
0° C
Tashkent
0° C
Ulaanbaatar
0° C
exchange rates
 
76.77
68.53
10.27
1.07
378.29
337.37
50.58
5.30
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
3.93
3.50
0.52
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75