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Somalia - Struggling to reach the sick

Somali children at a temporary settlement for displaced people inside the Afgooye Corridor strip of land outside of Mogadishu.
Dr Omar Saleh/WHO

WHO and Health Cluster partner UNICEF have vaccinated more than 1 million children aged under five against polio, tetanus and measles during the first round of Child Health Days across Somalia held recently. Some 820 000 women were also provided with an essential package of life-saving health services. But for a second round to take place in other parts of the country, urgent funding is needed.

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