UNICEF, Government of Guinea, NGO partners vaccinate over 1.7 million children in Guinea

UNICEF said that together with the Government of Guinea and other NGO partners, it vaccinating over 1.7 million children in Guinea amid a continuing measles outbreak. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced that there are over 1,300 new suspected cases and five child deaths since the beginning of 2014. UNICEF Representative in Guinea Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya commented, “In Guinea, where three out of five children are not fully vaccinated, measles can have a devastating impact as it spreads quickly and kills children. UNICEF has worked quickly to provide expertise, vaccines and other materials and stands ready to support the Government in any way we can.”