General / “World Health” and “UNICEF” warn that 250 thousand Libyan children will be exposed to diseases due to lack of vaccinations
Friday 3/3/1442 AH corresponding to 06/11/2020 AD, SPA
Tripoli, Rabi` al-Awwal 19, 1442 AH, corresponding to November 05, 2020 CE
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have expressed their deep concern about the acute shortage of critical vaccines in Libya, which threatens the health of about 250,000 children in the country, explaining that over the past seven months, the unprecedented shortage of vaccines in Libya has disrupted immunization schedules for children and exposes them to the risk of disease. And death.
The two organizations confirmed, in a joint statement, “There is an alarming decrease in the number of children receiving life-saving vaccines globally and in Libya, as a direct result of the Corona epidemic, which has led to the closure of international borders, restrictions on movement, and delays in the purchase and distribution of vaccines, as well as forced Many vaccination centers are on closing due to a lack of personal protective equipment for health workers.
The representative of the World Health Organization in Libya, Elizabeth Hof, said that immunization protects children from dangerous diseases that can be prevented with vaccines and reduces child deaths, adding: “The World Health Organization will spare no effort to enhance immunization coverage for children across the country in order to ensure childhood Healthy and prosperous future.
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