“A layer of protection around the children. And a layer of protection around future children”

Rwanda, the first sub-Saharan African country to introduce the combined measles-rubella vaccine will end a three-day vaccination campaign tomorrow. During this time, close to 5 million children under the age of 15 years or 47% of the country’s population will be immunized with the dual vaccine.

The drive, organized by the Rwandan Ministry of Health and funded by Measles & Rubella Partnership partner the GAVI Alliance, is part of an Integrated Child and Adolescent Week.

UNICEF, one of the key partners of the Measles & Rubella Partnership has been in the field, documenting the campaign’s progress so far :

UNICEF’s Representative in Rwanda makes a compelling case for the MR vaccine. Listen to her here.

See here to get a first hand look at the action in the field.

You can look at the video here to see the celebration of the launch.

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