Haiti: jabbing the survivors


Richard Moore

Guns and needles instead of the help that was needed.


Aid Groups Launch Haiti Mass Vaccination Campaign

Monday , February 08, 2010


Aid groups say they are launching an emergency vaccination campaign for 140,000 people in Haiti to protect them against measles and other diseases.GENEVA — 

The campaign is being conducted by the international Red Cross federation, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Haitian Health Ministry.

A Red Cross statement says the campaign will focus on the capital Port-au-Prince because the disease risk to earthquake victims there is greatest.

The federation said it expects to start by vaccinating about 1,800 people Monday at a camp on the old airport runway and then move on to hundreds of other camps over the next two weeks

Vaccinations will also be against diphtheria and tetanus.