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UNICEF launches Central African Republic disease drive

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Executive Summary

UNICEF has launched a malaria, measles and diarrhoea campaign targeting 800,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR). The 10-day initiative will provide 885 vaccination sites and enrol 1,750 health workers, providing measles vaccines for children under five, free soap to help prevent diarrhoea, and treated mosquito nets to fight malaria. A goal of reaching 80% of children in the CAR has been set by the charity. UNICEF has also begun a multimedia campaign to advertise the initiative, including posters, radio spots and news articles.





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