Jabs campaign tests trust in ebola-hit countries

One of the problems with the vaccination campaign will be convincing people to come forward. Photo : UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A major vaccination campaign against preventable diseases such as measles and polio has begun across the three west African countries worst-hit by ebola, UNICEF announced Friday.

It's the first time since the killer virus hit Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia that such a campaign has been possible, the UN children's agency said.

Spokesperson Christophe Boulierac told Daniel Johnson that the challenge of protecting three million children has been made harder by the loss of confidence in health workers caused by ebola.

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