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Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

Khartoum, Sudan, 17 July 2018 - Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status.

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age.

The first phase, which aims to reach every child under five with the vaccine, will take place from 16-18 July 2018, covering ten states and approximately three million children in 79 localities with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 39 599
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 11.6
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 311
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 15.6
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 64.1

Source: Country statistical profiles 2017

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