A group of volunteers, including DW staff, joined a three day Polio Vaccination Campaign in the municipality of Viana. The campaign was organized together with the Ministry of Health, USAID – US Agency for International Development, World Health Organization (WHO) and Africare.
The arm over the head position, as in the picture above, shows how you can determine if a child is under or over 5 years of age. If s/he can catch the ear, they are over 5. Then they don’t need the vaccine anymore. Many children and their parents are not really sure of their age. This is how you can test it.
The director of Africare, Erna van Goor, and the Administrator of Viana, Manuel Mateus Caterça were happy with the very successful campaign, and hope this will support Angola to receive their Polio Free Certificate before the end of the year.