In Syria’s Idleb health workers face a formidable task to immunize children against polio

    By Yasmine Saker  Idleb, 17 November, 2015- As the sixteenth nationwide polio immunization campaign concludes aiming to reach three million children in Syria, the north-western governorate of Idleb was one of the focus areas of the campaign. Active conflict and insecurity has been limiting access to services including vaccines and healthcare, making Idleb […]

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Health workers stake all to vaccinate children in Syrian Ar-Raqqa

Vaccinating children against polio in Ar-Raqqa is a story of innovation in accessing children in some of the most no-go areas. Since the outbreak of polio in Syria in late 2013 that resulted in 36 recorded cases in the country, massive vaccination campaigns supported by UNICEF under the banner of ‘Together Ending Polio’ have been […]

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From refugee to vaccinator: the story of Feria

By Alexandre Brecher Iraqi Kurdistan, March 20, 2014 – It is early morning in Gawilan refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Feria, 31 years old, readies herself for the day`s work. She is one of the many refugees who fled violence in Syria to find shelter in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan. She left Damascus 18 months […]

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