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2007.07.02
* UNICEF: First ever synchronized polio immunization campaign in Namibia, Angola and DRC * 28 Jun 2007 WHEN the gates at the border-crossing on the Angolan / Namibian border open, it’s more than just trade that can go rushing through. Polio and other diseases need no passports and these long, often porous, borders triggered off the first ever synchronized polio campaign between these two countries and the Democratic Republic of Congo. All under fives here are being immunized in this first round. A year ago, just as Namibia was on the edge of being certified polio free, an outbreak that left six adults dead, stunned the country into action and entire adult population was immunized. Minister of Health for Namibia, Dr Richard Nchabi Camwi: “It was terrible; the word I should tell you is terrible. I had sleepless nights. Namibia would have been declared a polio free country by the World Health Organization, but just when we were about to be declared, we had the worst polio epidemic in living memory, thus we decided, through the systems, collaborating with UNICEF, WHO, we went for it and here we are.” Forces from all three countries, including UNICEF’s regional ambassador, and South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka were mobilized for the launch of the synchronized campaign in northern Namibia. Angolans, Namibians and Congolese all came together to pledge to kick polio out of Africa and to go keep up the onward march to reaching health goals. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Singer and UNICEF regional goodwill ambassador: “Africa has enough resources to ensure our young children should stop dying. Unless we make sure that every young child gets fully immunized, we will not be able to achieve the health-related millennium development goals.” The action of the three countries is being praised now as the world moves closer to eradicating polio. Last year there were just under 2000 cases of polio in the world. So far in 2007 less than 200 cases have been reported worldwide. Interview: Dorothy Rozga: UNICEF ESARO Deputy Regional Director: “What the campaign means for children worldwide, if we look at it since 1988, is that we’ve had millions of children who’ve not been paralyzed, millions of children who have not dies because of this huge initiative to eradicate polio from the world.” Polio has seldom been seen by Namibians and health workers here need to act out this crippling disease. But for those living with the disease, they know all they need to make polio history.
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