We are NOT authorized by Govt of India for Yellow Fever Vaccination

Monday, January 16, 2012

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Senegal, bordering Guinea & Mali

According to the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Prevention, three cases of yellow fever were notified on 26 October 2011, in Salémata, Kédougou and Saraya health districts, in the eastern part of the country. 
The affected areas share borders with Guinea and Mali and cross border movements are common because of gold mines. The risk of spread of this epidemic is therefore high in this sub-region, prompting the need to conduct a targeted vaccination response. 
Accordingly, the Senegalese Ministry of Health is  planning to organize a vaccination campaign, targeting non-vaccinated individuals aged nine months and above (excluding pregnant women). 
The Senegalese Red Cross Society (SRCS), which is member of the National Outbreak Management Committee, is planning take part in this campaign.  The DREF allocation will enable it to assist social mobilization activities, with the mobilization of 210 community volunteers in the 3 targeted health districts of Salémata, Kédougou and Saraya. This operation is expected to be implemented over three months and will therefore be completed by 16 March, 2012. 

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