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Around 60,800 children aged between 6 and 59 months expected to receive measles vaccine


Jun 14, 2024

CANKUZO, June 14th (ABP) – Around 60,800 children aged between 6 and 59 months will benefit from a measles vaccine, during a campaign that will run from 13 to 17 June 2024. This was revealed by the medical director of the Cankuzo provincial health office, Dr Frédéric Faustin Irambona, during a provincial mobilisation meeting in favour of this campaign, held for administrative and religious officials and other leaders, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

Congratulating himself on having exceeded 100% during previous campaigns, Dr Irambona remains optimistic that we will succeed again.

However, he deplores the behaviour of some parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated because of rumours and other religious teachings, especially in the commune of Kigamba in the Cankuzo health district.

To remedy this situation, he asked the various partners to make much greater efforts to raise awareness, so that people would change their mentality. The head of the provincial governor’s office, Pierre Claver Nakumuryango, called on all administrative staff and other leaders to inform and raise awareness among the entire population so that all the targeted children could be vaccinated.

He took the opportunity to warn recalcitrant parents that they would be punished in accordance with the law.

This campaign will be combined with vitamin A supplementation and albendazole deworming.