Wednesday, 25 May 2016

School Report: Drive against measles comes to school and top class kids

It may just be a sharp scratch,  but this boy wasn't at all impressed.
A massive  National Measles-Rubella Immunisation Campaign, being undertaken by the Ministry of Health, rolled in to Happy House School.
The Ministry, in partnership with UNICEF and WHO, is sending health workers to immunise  all children aged from 9 months to 14, plus all girls and women,. aged 14 to 49, are receiving Maternal Neonatal Tetanus vaccination in 24 high-risk sub counties including Kalifi.
Health Principal Secretary, Dr Nicholas Muraguri, said the immunisation drive, the largest ever carried out in Kenya, , sought to ensure both maternal and child survival in Kenya
Class 3
“Vaccines keep children alive and healthy by protecting them against disease. However, in Kenya, vaccine preventable diseases remain a major challenge with an estimated 450,000 children not fully immunised,” said  a UNICEF statement.
Also, this week top performing classes in the recent exams received the Best Class Awards, Class 3 was best in lower primary, while Class 5 took the trophy for upper primary.
Class 5
Well done kids.