Qatar celebrates World Immunization Week


Monday, 23 April 2018 04:44 PM 29 Qatar celebrates World Immunization Week The State of Qatar joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Immunization Week, which will take place from 24 to 30 April under the slogan “Protected Together … Vaccines Achieve Its Purpose”, in order to emphasize the need for more work in the field of immunization around the world with A particular focus should be placed on highlighting the role that everyone can play in accomplishing this work. In a workshop next week, the Ministry of Public Health will review the latest developments on the development of the National Immunization Program, which is considered one of the best national immunization programs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, by providing a wide range of vaccines covering more than 15 diseases, Coverage of these vaccines to more than 90%. The workshop will be attended by all stakeholders and health workers from all governmental and private health facilities. The activities and activities that will be implemented during the week will be reviewed. A health awareness campaign targeting the different segments of society is being organized to clarify the importance of immunization for all ages and to raise awareness among the population about the importance of vaccinations in protecting all segments of the population from the risk of infectious diseases. The Ministry also implements, in cooperation with the relevant authorities, a number of activities and events that include the implementation of training activities aimed at developing and improving the efficiency of health facilities in expanding basic immunization services. Last week, the Ministry of Health organized a training workshop on the management of immunization services and the maintenance of vaccines for health workers in new health centers and clinics in the private sector in the framework of the requirements for the granting of new private health facilities licenses to operate vaccination clinics to activate the partnership between the Ministry of Public Health and all sectors of the state To expand immunization services for the entire population and to limit these services to the level of government health facilities only. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions in the world and saves millions of lives, while the organization estimates that more than 19 million children worldwide are neither fully or fully vaccinated, Are at serious risk of potentially life-threatening diseases and that one out of 10 children does not receive any vaccinations. The Global Plan of Action on Vaccines, endorsed by 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in 2012, aims to prevent millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases by 2020 by providing universal access to immunization. Hamad Medical Corporation is intensifying its efforts to raise awareness of preventable and preventable diseases through vaccination as part of the global campaign in the world during the World Immunization Week. Dr. Mona Al-Muslamani, Medical Director of the Center for Transitional Diseases, Hamad Foundation said in a press statement today that it is possible to avoid the incidence of many deadly diseases and avoid the complications and health problems resulting from them through vaccination. All births in Qatar are vaccinated against a number of diseases, including hepatitis A, B, diphtheria, measles, mumps, whooping cough, pneumonia, poliomyelitis, rutus, rubella and tetanus. As part of its efforts to fight infectious diseases through immunizations, HMC opened last year the first travel clinic at the Center for Transitional Diseases to provide counseling, vaccination, assessment and health care services to people returning from travel with any travel-related infection. The number of passengers received by the clinic in the Center for Transitional Diseases in 2017 was about 418 passengers of different nationalities and ages, while the number since the beginning of this year and until the end of last year, 117 passengers. ;


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