Humanitarian Health Action

Republic of the Congo press releases

2004

One million polio vaccinators, 80 million children, 23 countries: Africa launches largest ever immunization campaign

8 October 2004 | Geneva -- More than one million polio vaccinators in 23 African countries today embark on a massive immunization campaign, aiming to immunize 80 million children across sub-Saharan Africa against polio over just four days. This effort is a direct response to an ongoing polio epidemic in the region, which risks paralysing thousands of children for life.