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Five Million Zimbabwean Children To Be Immunized Against Seven Killer Diseases


The May 24-June 2 campaign aims to vaccinate 5 million children between the ages of six months and 15 years against a range of diseases, including measles which has claimed more than 300 lives in the past nine months or so

The Zimbabwean Ministry of Health in cooperation with the World Health Organization and UNICEF will launch a 10-day national immunization campaign from May 24 through June 2, aiming to vaccinate 5 million children between the ages of six months and 15 years against a range of diseases, including deadly measles.

UNICEF communications chief Micaela De Sousa told VOA Studio 7 reporter Brenda Moyo that everything is in place for the drive during World Child Health Days.

Measles outbreaks have been reported in most of Zimbabwe's 62 districts with the spread of the disease enabled by resistance to vaccination by apostolic religious sects, especially in the east of the country.

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