A child has her upper-arm measured with a Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Tape by a vaccination team member going door to door to immunise children with the polio vaccine during a national immunization campaign, in Lahj, Lahj Governorate, Yemen. A three-day National Polio Immunization Day (NID) campaign was launched to coincide with World Polio Day on 24 October 2017 in Yemen by local health authorities, with support from UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and World Bank, in partnership with Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners. The campaign aimed to reach 5.3 million children under five across Yemen by mobilising around 40,000 vaccination volunteers to visit 3.4 million household in all 23 governorates. In addition to receiving the bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV), the nutritional status of children was measured through Middle Upper Arm Circumference - those found to be malnourished were referred to therapeutic centers for treatment.
- Credits Osama Alhariri/UNICEF
- Themes Conflict Health
- Regions Middle East and North Africa Yemen