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$5m to support Vaccination of 5 million Children

Iraq Humanitarian Fund allocates US$5M to support nation-wide campaign to vaccinate 5M children at risk With pockets of measles outbreaks affecting both internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities, and considering the current epidemiological situation, the Iraq Federal Ministry of Health has declared an outbreak of measles and requested support from UNICEF and WHO for  […]

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National Immunization Campaigns Launched in Iraq

A national immunization days campaign has today commenced in Iraq and targets over 6 million children aged 0 to 5 years of age. Supported by the Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF, the door-to-door campaign is being conducted for 5 days and will include the newly liberated areas in Mosul where thousands of children have […]

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Campaign to Immunize 5.8m Iraqi Children against Polio

Major campaign launched to immunize 5.8 million Iraqi children against polio Today, on World Polio Day the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against polio. Under the slogan “two drops can change a life,” the five-day campaign aims to […]

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WHO Mobilizes 510,000 Doses of Cholera Vaccine

Iraq declared an outbreak of cholera on 15 September 2015. The current number of laboratory confirmed cases is 2055. As an integrated part of the current outbreak response strategy oral cholera vaccines (OCV) have been mobilized through the international coordination group based in Geneva. Based on a public health risk assessment, it has been determined […]

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Vaccination Drive to keep Iraq Polio-Free

WHO and UNICEF Iraq Launch Vaccination Drive to keep the Country Polio-Free Iraqi children under five this week are again the centre of a mass vaccination campaign that started on 24 May across all governorates in Iraq tokeep the country polio-free after completing one year since the last case of polio was recorded in a […]

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New Immunization Campaign Targets 5.8m Children

Keeping Iraq “polio free”: New immunization campaign targets 5.8 million children A five day nationwide polio immunization campaign targeting 5.8 million children under five years of age in Iraq will commence Sunday 12 April and will be marked by launch events on 12 April in Baghdad, organized by the Ministry of Health Iraq, and on […]

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Successful Mass Polio Immunization Campaign

A mass polio immunization campaign that was carried out this week in the midst of ongoing violence in Iraq has concluded successfully in all 18 Governorates throughout the country. The campaign was the first national polio vaccination activity since May. The five-day campaign was conducted between 14 and 18 September and was organized by the […]

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Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign

Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Supported by WHO and UNICEF Kicks Off in Iraq Iraq has launched a polio immunization campaign aiming to protect over four million children under the age of 5 throughout the country against the crippling disease. The four-day campaign, undertaken by the Ministry of Health with the support of WHO and UNICEF, […]

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UNICEF Receives Polio Vaccine

UNICEF received one million doses of polio vaccine in Erbil on Saturday, marking the first ever occasion of such a delivery directly to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). Following on its recent agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to greatly expand immunization efforts in the KR-I, Saturday’s shipment will support the joint UNICEF, […]

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AMAR Fights Polio Outbreak in Iraq

AMAR is working alongside Iraq’s Ministry of Health to help fight an outbreak of polio – the first in 14 years — helping the Ministry step up its vaccination campaign to prevent the disease from spreading. On March 30th, officials from the World Health Organisation confirmed a 6 year old boy in Baghdad had contracted […]

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First Mass Vaccination Since Polio Found in Iraq

Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt today, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over the next five days. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 30 March in a six-month-old boy from Rusafa, northern […]

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Iraq launches the Second Vaccination Week

By the World Health Organisation (WHO). By launching the second national vaccination week, Iraq calls all partners to stand together and make the prevention of diseases a priority for all,” said H.E Dr. Hamad Amin Majeed, the Minister of Health in Iraq. “Together, we can protect our children from preventable deadly diseases in 2011 and […]

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