More than a million doses of polio vaccine were destroyed in Sudan.
More than one million doses of polio vaccine intended for children were destroyed by looting during the armed conflict in Sudanese
About this informs Reuters.
“A number of cold chain facilities have been looted, damaged and destroyed, including more than a million polio vaccines in South Darfur,” said Hazel De Wet, Deputy Director of UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes.
The agency conducted a series of polio vaccination campaigns in Sudan following an outbreak in late 2022.
A World Health Organization database shows 28 attacks on medical facilities in Sudan since the conflict began last month, with losses amounting to about $13-14 million.
Polio is a disease that mainly affects children under the age of 5 and can lead to paralysis and death. Africa was declared free of an uncontrolled polio outbreak in 2020, but Malawi, Mozambique and Sudan reported imported cases last year.
WHO warned that clashes in Sudan threaten to seize the laboratory where the causative agents of measles and cholera are stored.
We will remind you, employees The GUR of Ukraine conducted a special operation “Trojan Camel” in the capital of Sudan, the city of Khartoum, during which Ukrainian citizens were evacuatedand met with the “Wagnerians” and the “Russian peace”.