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Federal government launches vaccination campaign against polio and measles

Ali Xareed-- Wasiirka Caafimadka

The federal government of Somalia has on Wednesday officially launched vaccination campaign against polio and measles in Banadir and Lower Juba region.

The minister for health of federal government of Somalia Ali Mohamed Mohamud said the campaign is expected to inoculate children against poliomyelitis and combat the outbreak of other infectious diseases.

The minister urged the parents to take their children to the vaccination centers for immunization noting that the vaccination campaign will reach all the regions of the country.

Over twenty  thousand children are expected to benefit the vaccination campaign launched by the federal government of Somalia according senior official of health ministry.

On the other hand the minister met United Nations officials in Mogadishu, their meeting focused on the best ways of preventing polio and measles.