The next campaign of National day of integrated vaccination begins tomorrow and will end May 5, 2012 in 515 health area of DRC. With its partners, UNICEF and WHO, DRC Government will carry out vaccination of many million children of 0 to 5 years against polio, Florence Marshall of UNPD said today in weekly press conference of United Nations.
In the same campaign, vitamin A will be given to children of 6 months to 5 years. Children of 1-5 years will receive a tablet (Mebendazole) against intestinal worm.
The main objective of this vast campaign is to speed up reduction of mortality rate in DRC which is of 158 deaths for 1.000 births.