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Nationwide polio vaccination commences

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KABUL (SW) – The maiden nationwide polio immunization campaign under the Taliban commenced on Monday.

As per the Ministry of Public Health, about 10 million children under the age of five would be given the polio vaccine across the country.

Separately, an aircraft carrying around 7 metric tonnes of life-saving medicines and supplies from WHO landed in Kabul on 4 November at 11:30 local time, said an official statement.

The shipment was delivered in collaboration with the operations and logistic teams of Qatar Airways and the Government of the State of Qatar. This is the fourth flight carrying WHO supplies to arrive in Afghanistan from Doha since 30 August 2021.

The supplies include medicines for the treatment of 5000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, diarrhoea, pneumonia, upper respiratory infections, and other conditions.

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