long neglected by parents, poliomyelitis is on the way out

Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by the poliovirus which invades the nervous system and causes irreversible paralysis.

This disease has been prevented, thanks to effective vaccines since the 1960s. Nothing is done by chance, and the only way to fight once morest poliomyelitis is to have children aged 0 to 11 months vaccinated, to follow the vaccination schedule at birth, at one and a half months, at 2 and a half months, at 3 and a half months and at 9 months.

In Chad, despite the refusal of some parents, the campaign is on the right track. Unicef ​​and the Ministry of Public Health from time to time train agents on the curative treatment of poliomyelitis. Prevention is the only solution.

Chad is a good student in the fight once morest poliomyelitis, said WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. “The number of children vaccinated since the resumption of polio campaigns is extremely encouraging,” she said.

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