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June 13, 2021

Health Department partners with Media to eradicate Tetanus

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The media industry inthe country has been called a key partner inthe effort to eradicate tetanus inthe country.

This was announced bythe National Health Department during a media briefing onthe Tetanus Toxoid Round Three Campaign.

The briefing was attended by senior reporters, editors, and producers of media organizations inthe country.

They met with managers fromthe Health DepartmentoUNICEF, andtheWorld Health Organization to discuss collaborative efforts in fighting tetanus.

This isthe third campaign bythe health department and its partners, following nationwide programs.

During those campaigns,they realised some ofthe misconceptions that had been spread around, with many fearing thatthe vaccinations would make women’s terile.

This is wherethe media has been called upon to assists in creating awareness onthe medical benefits of receiving tetanus vaccinations for women aged between 15 and 45, and for babies less than 5 years old.

For women, this coversthe child beatring age, andthe earlierthey get vaccinated,the more chances ofthem andtheir babies living infection free.

The campaign will runs fromthe 17th of June tothe 26th of July and targets a total 1.8 million women of child beatring age and pregnant women in all 89 districts considered as high risk areas.


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