Under the patronage of the President of the Republic, HE Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly, and the First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Sophia Martelly, the Ministry of Public Health and Population, in collaboration with PAHO / WHO, UNICEF, CDC and the IDB, has launched this Saturday, April 21, the first week global immunization and intensive activities to improve the health of the Haitian children on the theme “Protect our world, do you vaccinated. “
The ceremony was held at the Municipal Palace of Delmas in the presence of the Chief of Staff of the First Lady, Mrs Anne Valerie Timothy Milford, government ministers resigned, MSPP partners and some medical personnel in Haiti.
The campaign aims not only to give away free to children and pregnant women vitamin A to combat malnutrition, drugs against parasites, vaccines for measles, rubella and polio, but also to allow Haiti to obtain certification as a country free of measles and rubella.
For international partners, the ceremony paid tribute to the perseverance of the Haitian people to rebuild its health system was fragile and the opportunity to discuss the necessity of extending the system to reduce mortality and prevent the resurgence of cases of wild virus.
Ms. Martelly who was represented at the ceremony by Anne-Valerie T. Milford, believes that vaccination of children is a
priority. “Children’s health is a key factor, this is a bet that we can and must win,” said the First Lady who invites parents of children 0-9 years to bring their offspring in a hospital immunization program free of charge to receive their doses.
Besides the various programs promoted by the Presidency and the Office of the First Lady, the Presidential couple proves once again its commitment to respond to the cries of people struggling to improve their living conditions.