UNICEF and the world health organization (who) hope to make up to 900 thousand polio vaccinations to children in Ukraine, said the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric.
according to his statement, the UN Children's Fund and who, " work with the Ministry of health of Ukraine For the organization of vaccination campaigns to vaccinate against polio to 900 thousand children in areas controlled by the government and the rebels ".
He said that two cases of polio were confirmed in the South-West of the country in late summer and more suspected cases are tested.
first Deputy Minister of health of Ukraine Igor perehinec said that the country " now has one of the lowest vaccination coverage ". He said that, in General, the situation of vaccination in Ukraine, for example vaccination against polio, began to deteriorate since 2008 that, According to the Deputy Minister, due to the economic crisis, political situation, inadequate attention of experts to the problem. The Deputy Minister acknowledged the lack of a vaccine To prevent this disease.
The Minister of health of Ukraine Oleksandr Kvitashvili have said before, that the first batch of canadian vaccine - 600 thousand doses procured the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), is already stored in warehouses, from next week, the preparations will be deliver by region.
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. Mostly asymptomatic, but sometimes it happens so, that the polio virus enters the Central nervous system that leads to paralysis or even death of the patient. Polio is among incurable infectious diseases. The virus affects mostly children under the age of five. For adults in most cases It is not dangerous.