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UNICEF-supported campaign aims to immunize millions of children against polio in Côte d’Ivoire
Since the beginning of the year, at least 34 cases of wild poliovirus type 3 have been confirmed in Côte d’Ivoire - the largest number of children infected with this type of poliovirus in the world.

UNICEF kicks off a post-crisis measles immunization campaign in Côte d’Ivoire
UNICEF Health Specialists helped immunize the first child of the measles campaign and explained the importance of vaccination to the surrounding crowd in Duékoué, Côte d’Ivoire.

UNICEF helps health centres re-open in aftermath of violence in Côte d’Ivoire
On 20 April UNICEF delivered essential drugs and basic medical supplies to the Marcory Hospital in Abidjan to help with the reopening.

UNICEF steps up efforts to vaccinate displaced women and children in Côte D'Ivoire
Since last November’s disputed presidential election, the political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire has deepened into an emergency.

In Côte d’Ivoire, families cope with life in a divided nation
Soon after the evacuation, Therese Konan found herself hosting 91 displaced relatives. She also has eight children of her own, bringing the household count to 99.

Warnings on shortage of essential drugs amidst crisis in Côte d'Ivoire
The Global Fund has provided 6 million insecticide-treated nets to Côte d’Ivoire to protect people from malaria-transmitting mosquitoes.

Amidst political uncertainty, UNICEF supports yellow-fever immunization in Côte d’Ivoire
UNICEF and its partners have conducted a mass vaccination campaign in Côte d’Ivoire following a recent outbreak of yellow fever there.

Help for Côte d’Ivoire's displaced families in the midst of a national crisis
Thousands of displaced people, most of them children and women, are seeking safety and assistance at a Catholic mission in Duékoué, Côte d’Ivoire.

Improving chances for malnourished children in Côte d'Ivoire
After giving birth to her ninth child, Silué Kewa Tchewa faced difficulties producing milk. She is being assisted at a UNICEF-supported therapeutic feeding centre.

Bringing the communities closer to the hospitals, improving the quality of health care.
Access to basic healthcare has become possible in several villages around Bouna, a town in the North of Côte d’Ivoire, following the rehabilitation and equipment by UNICEF of the health centres destroyed during the war.

Reducing malaria fever
This morning, about thirty women from the surrounding villages are waiting to be received for prenatal consultation. It is through these pregnant women that Assoua, the village nurse is trying to reduce the ravages of malaria.

For a healthy pregnancy, teen mother receives medical care and a mosquito net
Mariame lives in Dar Es Salaam with her husband, their two-year-old son and assorted in-laws. They share a housing compound with two other families. The electricity has been cut off because they cannot afford the bill.

Routine immunisation
Although many mothers and children are able to reach fixed vaccination centres in towns and large villages, Dr. Guede says it is imperative to increase outreach strategies bringing vaccines to people.



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