Egypt launched a national anti-polio campaign early Sunday that aims at vaccinating 16.5 million children up to five years old.
Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddin Radi said in a press release the nationwide four-day campaign costs EGP 84 million.
Health Ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed underlined that the vaccines have already been tested at World Health Organization’s labs.
He also confirmed that Egypt is free from polio and that the campaign is launched upon the recommendations of WHO to serve its global polio eradication initiative’s goal to reach every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations. (MENA)