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Pharmacist risks his life to help children in Hama countryside

Features | 2015-06-14 00:00:00
Pharmacist risks his life to help children in Hama countryside
(Reporting by Sulaiman al-Ahmed; Translation by Yusra Ahmed)

Abdul Halim, a pharmacist in a village of Hama's countryside, supervised and participated in Polio vaccination campaign.

Despite the hard circumstances in the area, such difficult transportation, lack of electricity and the threat of regime’s snipers, he and his team worked very hard to give the drops of polio vaccine to as many children as possible, in different areas using his old motorcycle and risking his life to deliver the vaccine to children.

Abdul Halim used his popularity among people because he works in a pharmacy to convince them to give the vaccine to their children under 5 years old.

Dr. Abdul Qader Razzoq, the supervisor of Polio vaccine campaign in Hama revealed that recent one is the tenth vaccinating campaign in Hama and they managed to give it to more than 40 thousand children. He confirmed that most workers in the campaign are educated, university- graduated, work in health sector and have good experience.

Razzouq mentioned that Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. He added that vaccination rate against Polio reached in Syria to 99% of people before the Syrian crisis, and the frequent campaigns aim to return Syria to the state it was before the crisis. He reported that global polio vaccination campaigns aim to eradicate the disease from the world.
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