Created 4-Mar-11
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A three-day polio vaccination campaign kicked off throughout Darfur on 28 February 2011 as part of the Sudanese Government's efforts to eradicate the disease. The campaign was organized by the Sudanese Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Thousands of teams were spread across Darfur states to administer the polio vaccine to all children under five years old. The campaign is designed to get rid of the polio virus which re-emerged in the Darfur in 2008.

I followed a vaccination team in Al Salam internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, next to El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan.

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Keywords:Africa, Darfur, IDP, Polio, Sudan, Vaccination, Vaccine