Vaccination Campaign in Senegal Proves Huge Success

Every year, 2.4 million children die from preventable diseases. IMR is saving some of these lives. Our vaccination program helps to give vaccinations to those that otherwise would not have access because of their location or the costs. IMR reaches remote areas that are underserved in terms of health care services. Vaccinations require to be kept at a very specific temperature and our teams are skilled at transporting them and distributing them effectively and properly. These vaccines are one of the most effective health interventions ever developed. Every year IMR increases our ability to vaccinate communities against tuberculosis, polio, measles, and other diseases.

In October of 2009, IMR conducted our third vaccination clinic for the Talibe (pictured here) near Theis, Senegal. IMR vaccinated 428 Talibe youth that came from 20 Daraas. “I would like to thank you sincerely for this great support that was very important for the health of these children” state Oumou Diop, Director at Tostan in Theis.

IMR has been vaccinating communities in Africa since 2005, primarily in Kenya and Senegal. We look forward to expanding this campaign in 2010.

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