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Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - March 2014: Public Health

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This month focused on polio prevention with the third round of the polio campaign being conducted. The mass polio campaign targeted all Lebanese and non-Lebanese children under 5 years of age. Polio vaccination was available in all primary health care centres and vaccination teams went door to door in areas of high risk.

Ensuring access to reproductive healthcare for pregnant and lactating women is of major importance during this crisis. Effort is being focused on ensuring women attend ante- and post-natal healthcare to improve maternal and infant outcomes.

The nutritional status of persons of concern, particularly the under 5 age-group, was also addressed with significant activities directed to ensuring that children are screened for malnourishment and that healthcare providers and the community are trained in the treatment of malnutrition.