Somaliland: Major Anti-polio Campaigns Kicks off


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By A.A. Jama

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun)-Since Somaliland re-asserted its independence in 1991, the health sector has developed, said the Minister of Health Dr. Suleiman Issa Ahmed (Haglatosiye) at a ceremony for the ushering in of the immunization campaign against polio.

Health Minister Dr. Suleiman Issa Ahmed said a major vaccination against polio will start officilly on the 14th February 2014 despite the fact that chores on the issue is already under way.He added that the awareness about breast feeding will also start the same date.

Amongst those who also attended the openining ceremony of the campaign against polio and awaraness about the breasr feeding was the Director General of the Ministry of health Mr. Habib who said that the campaign to fight against polio and the awareness about the breast feeding will be a first phase to start whereas the second phse would follow after a few weeks.

The Minister of education Hon. Samsam Abdi Aden said that the students has to benefit in this opportunity of vaccination against polio.

The ministry of health has done a lot development on the side of health sector.