National Campaign to Combat Measles Launched [Archives:2001/13/Local News]

March 26 2001

The National Campaign to Combat Measles was launched last Saturday in a number of governorates. Governorates have been divided into groups and each group will be covered in a period of time. The campaign first destinations are Abyan and Luhj after which it will be moving to Hodeidah and Hajjah, etc.
The National Campaign to combat measles started in 1994 when it used to cover only 60 districts in cooperation with the UNICEF.
Today, there are 2410 health centers, 7230 mobile teams and 290 supervisors. The Ministry of Public Health includes combating measles in its 5-year plan by vaccinating young school students.
The current campaign targets 3.5 million children all over the country.