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Congo polio immunisation campaign gets go ahead

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:756
  1. Adrea Mach
  1. Geneva

    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has announced an initiative to negotiate several special ceasefire agreements—called “Days of Tranquillity”—in the Democratic Republic of Congo so that some 10 million children under the age of 5 can be immunised against polio between July and September 1999.

    In a first ever initiative, the heads of the World Health Organisation and Unicef, Dr …

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