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U.N., Health Ministry Reach More Than 1M People With Meningitis Vaccine In Guinea

International partners complete a meningitis vaccination campaign in Guinea, reaching more than one million people.

UNICEF: UNICEF and partners vaccinating over 1.1 million people in Guinea to halt meningitis outbreak
“This weekend, the Government of Guinea, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF completed a vaccination campaign in the country’s Eastern Region where a recent meningitis outbreak has already caused at least 52 deaths since the beginning of the year…” (6/16).

VOA News: Over 1 Million in Guinea Get Meningitis Vaccine
“More than 1.1 million people have been successfully vaccinated against meningitis in eastern Guinea, according to the country’s Ministry of Health, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (Lazuta, 6/17).

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