Vaccination days in Burkina Faso : First Lady urges children to be vaccinated
24 March 2010, Ouagadougou - During a meeting held on Tuesday 23 March Burkina Faso’s First Lady Chantal Compaoré, Patroness of National Vaccination Days, made a call for children to be vaccinated during the second round of vaccination which is scheduled for 2 to 5 April 2010. The event was also attended by the Minister of Health, Seydou Bouda; World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Djamila Cabral; UNICEF Representative Hervé Periès; Rotary International; the Red Cross, the Association of Preventative Medicine, directors and heads of service and other partners.
An appeal was made by the First Lady to local authorities, partners, parents and vaccination teams to mobilise communities to vaccinate their children. “The goal is to vaccinate all children aged 0 to 59 months,” she said. She launched the challenge of having 0 cases of wild polio virus in Burkina Faso in 2010.