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Somalia: Cholera Vaccination Drive Begins in High-Risk Districts in Somalia

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Somalia has just launched one of Africa's largest immunization campaigns using oral cholera vaccines (OCV). The campaign, which runs from 22 to 28 June 2019 in high-risk areas of Somalia, will vaccinate more than 650 000 people aged one year and above to eliminate the risk of the disease among vulnerable populations and to prevent recurring cholera outbreaks in the country.

Somali health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) are conducting the campaign with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), and the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC).

"No one should die of cholera in the 21st century, especially when we have

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