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US ambassador vaccinates children against polio

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Luanda – Various children living in Luanda's Porto Pesqueiro suburb, Sambizanga district were vaccinated Friday against poliomyelitis by the United States of America’s ambassador to Angola, Christopher J. Mcmullen.

The move symbolises the solidarity shown by the American government in eradication of disease.

During the vaccination campaign, the US diplomat was accompanied by NGO Africare’s representatives, belonging to the group Core, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The ongoing vaccination campaign, scheduled to end on 30 April, will cover neighbouring countries; Namibia, Zambia, DR Congo and Congo Brazzaville.

The Government of the United States of America released over USD 3 million to assist Angola in eradication of polio.