HUNDREDS of mothers and guardians yesterday turned up at various health centres in Lusaka and across the country to have their children vaccinated against measles, polio and other diseases. A random check showed that most communities around Lusaka responded overwhelmingly to the national immunisation week which runs from September 10 to 15. Meanwhile, Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Joseph Katema says measles has become a major threat to the lives of children in Zambia. Dr Katema said Government has, therefore, embarked on a vigorous fight against immunisable diseases to protect every child and woman in the child-bearing age group. He was speaking at Lusaka’s Chawama Health Centre where
THE measles vaccination campaign in Kitwe has kicked off on a high note, with mothers flocking to the nearest health centres. Above, nurse at Chimwemwe clinic administering the vaccine to a baby yesterday.