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2006.11.16
It's taken years of hard toil by the vaccination teams, and millions of dollars in funding from donors. But finally, Egypt has achieved a notable goal: it's been officially removed from the small list of countries where the crippling polio virus is endemic. The disease lingered in Egypt's big cities long after mass immunization had cut the number of cases to a handful each year. But the government – and major donors like Japan – stuck to their task. TV ads featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, actor Mahmoud Kabil, told parents that two polio drops could protect their child from a life of misery. And the entertainer Mohamed Mounir used a special song to raise awareness about a disease that once crippled thousands of Egyptian children. Soundbite, English, Eerma Manoncourt, UNICEF Representative in Egypt: ”Polio eradication has been a national endeavor in this country. From the first lady to mothers and fathers in the smallest villages and communities, Egypt has every reason to be proud of its contribution to the global campaign against this disease.” Advising ordinary Egyptian about the importance of regular vaccination was part of UNICEF's contribution. Teams of volunteers went house to house to convince a sometimes skeptical public that the vaccine drops were safe and necessary. Religious leaders were enlisted to support the anti-polio drive as well. But even as Egypt celebrates a victory, another message will not be overlooked: that as recent experience in other countries has shown, polio CAN return. To that end, polio drops will remain part of a child's routine vaccination program for a long time to come. This is Simon Ingram in Cairo reporting for UNICEF. For every child, advance humanity. *** Asset Name : UNICEF: Egypt is Now Polio-Free Asset Duration: 02 min 07 secs Shoot City: Various Shoot Country: Egypt Shoot Date: Jan 15 2006
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