KAYANZA January 20th (ABP) – The Provincial Health Office in Kayanza (northern Burundi) organized on Tuesday, an awareness workshop for all health stakeholders on the measles and rubella monitoring campaign coupled with the mother-child health week (SSME) scheduled for January 25 to 29, a check on the site by ABP.
During that campaign, 84,183 children aged 9 to 59 months are expected to benefit from the vaccine against measles and rubella. As for vitamin A, 131,744 children in that age group are expected throughout the health province of Kayanza while albendazole will be administered to 134,435 children aged between one and 14 years. That is when 9,464 pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester will be dewormed with albendazole.
During the opening of the workshop, on behalf of the provincial doctor in Kayanza, the provincial health promotion coordinator, Mr. Sylvestre Minani, said he was satisfied with the rate of participation in such vaccination campaigns although he did not provide any figures. However, he said that the wish is that the participation rate in that campaign will be higher than that of the vaccination campaigns previously organized.
It is with that in mind that Mr. Minani asked the participants to raise awareness among all those concerned by the campaign to monitor measles and rubella, which this time will be coupled with the SSME so that no child or a pregnant woman misses the vaccine intended for her.
For his part, the adviser to the Governor of Kayanza in charge of finance, Mrs. Justine Komezadusabe, asked participants in general and administrative officials in particular to get actively involved in sensitization in order to achieve a high participation rate.