Epidemic in Benin

The reporting of 38 cases of polio across 7 West African countries in 2008 and an additional 13 cases in the first 2 months of 2009 has prompted the concerned countries with coordination support from WHO to organise synchronised polio vaccination campaigns. Four Red Cross National Societies in the region have applied for emergency funds to support the March rounds of these campaigns through their community based social mobilization work raising awareness about the diseases, the vaccination campaign and helping to prevent further cases.

Source : Glide number

Disaster Information
Name: 
Epidemic in Benin
Region: 
Benin
Occurance Date: 
20/03/2009