Elizabeth Isakov. Mass vaccination against polio in Ukraine could begin in September, said in an interview Last news the head of national offices in Ukraine Dorit Nitzan.
"Canada is ready to Express support And they, together with UNICEF, has provided us with 4, 8 million doses of vaccine against polio. And now with the Ministry of health of Ukraine, we're going to start active polio vaccinations throughout the country. Currently we are starting a campaign to mobilize And data collection. I think the first vaccination will begin in early fall, " said she.
According to Nitzan, in General the health situation in Ukraine remains very difficult, most in the Eastern parts of the country. Major challenges remain non-communicable diseases, lack of vaccines for children, poor access to medicines And adequate health services, and among them, due to the increase of prices for medicines And General impoverishment of the inhabitants. Special attention is also required on the treatment of tuberculosis patients And people living with HIV.
Polio - spinal paralysis, acute infectious disease caused by lesions of the gray matter of the spinal cord by the poliovirus And characterized by mostly nervous system pathology.
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