14m to Be Vaccinated in Africa

14m to Be Vaccinated in Africa14m to Be Vaccinated in Africa

One of the largest emergency vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa will start in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo this week as the World Health Organization and its partners work to curb a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 400 people and sickened thousands more. Working with the health ministries in the 2 countries, the WHO is coordinating 56 global partners to vaccinate more than 14 million people against yellow fever in over 8,000 locations. The yellow fever outbreak has found its way to dense, urban areas and hard-to-reach border regions, making planning for the vaccination campaign especially complex, the WHO website reported.