Azerbaijan immunisation campaign launched by President
Around three million children and young people aged 7-23 nationwide and 7-29 in
UNICEF, with the support of the Center for Disease Control, has provided $1.8 million for the Government campaign -- $1.65 million for supplies and $150,000 for social mobilization, including training, briefings and workshops for national and local partners. UNICEF has also provided technical support in planning, supply procurement, cold chain maintenance and communication.
“The needs of children in
The VRF was founded in 1991 by Maestro Rostropovich, often referred to as the “lord of the cello”, and his wife, the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, to improve children's health care in
Yesterday (26 February) UNICEF Azerbaijan hosted a lunch to honour the Maestro and the contribution of the VRF to the campaign, attended by high-profile government officials and the diplomatic community.
“It does not matter whether one is a guest coming to pay your respects or just a plain awed music lover, Mr. Rostropovich gives everyone the same giant bear hug…" said Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative, in her welcoming speech. "After a few precious minutes with him, one always comes away with the feeling of having been touched by greatness. And today, we at UNICEF feel that we too have been touched by this greatness.”
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