Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing that “vaccines are safe, and they save lives”.
The key Yemeni port city of Hudaydah is facing a new deadly cholera outbreak. To mitigate the risks, the Ministry of Health and the UN launched a week-long cholera oral vaccination campaign to target the most vulnerable. Grant Philip Leaity, UNICEF’s Deputy Director for Emergency Programmes, told Yasmina Guerda about the progress made so far and the challenges teams still face on the ground.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting a campaign to vaccinate every child and young person in Fiji against meningococcal disease, the illness which causes meningitis, or inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.