April 2023: Ethiopia’s Tigray region kicked off a vaccination drive against measles

Ethiopia’s Tigray region kicked off a vaccination drive against measles in early April, targeting 830,000 children ages 6 months to 5 years in 76 districts. The 12-day catch-up campaign aimed to close the immunization gap that arose from the two-year armed conflict in the area. The effort also incorporated deworming against intestinal parasites, vitamin A drops, and screening for acute malnutrition. Pregnant and lactating women visiting health facilities were also screened for malnutrition and had the option of receiving Covid-19 vaccines. FanaBC; Investing.com

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