"poliomyelitis" It is spreading in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

Yemen (news now) – 02/16/2022. 22:06

Yemen eliminated polio in 2006

  • Polio vaccination campaign on March 19th
  • It targets 2.5 million children under the age of 10

The Higher Committee for Emergencies in To whomThe Houthi coup militia, responsible for the re-emergence of the disease poliomyelitisin the areas under its control.

The committee said in a meeting with the president Yemeni government The Houthi militia bears responsibility for a new outbreak of polio, as it has prevented immunization teams from carrying out their duties.

The Supreme Emergency Committee called on the United Nations and its relevant organizations to disclose these practices, and the continued refusal of the Houthi militia, the house-to-house vaccination campaign, which threatens efforts to protect

Children are affected by the outbreak of the polio epidemic, which poses a serious challenge to Yemen, and its neighboring countries, which necessitates the international community to assume its responsibility towards this crisis.

A five-day vaccination campaign against polio is scheduled to be launched on March 19, targeting 2.5 million children under the age of ten in 12 governorates, where 836 fixed teams and 5830 have been equipped.

Mobile teams to cover the pollination process from house to house.

The country had eliminated polio in 2006.

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