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There are stories regarding malaria vaccine testing, polio, cervical cancer, hepatitis B vaccination programmes, and ECHO-funded efforts to help African countries catch up on COVID-19 vaccines for World Immunisation Week.

During a five-day campaign in late March, it was projected that over 400 polio immunization teams visited the homes of over 150 thousand Djiboutian children.

The campaign visited homes, health institutions, schools, a refugee camp for Yemeni refugees, and other locations across the country. UNICEF and WHO experts educated the teams.

According to Mohamed Jameleddine Ben Slama, WHO Representative in Djibouti, Djibouti is a regional pioneer in the fight against polio virus epidemics. It is clear that “the country has stated unequivocally that we will not provide a safe haven for polio.”

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