BANGLADESH / CHOLERA VACCINATION

10-Oct-2017 00:03:32
A massive cholera immunization campaign started today near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to protect newly arrived Rohingya and host communities from the life-threatening diarrheal disease. 900,000 doses of the vaccine have been mobilized, making it the second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign ever. UNICEF
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STORY: BANGLADESH / CHOLERA VACCINATION
TRT: 03:32
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: 10 OCTOBER 2017, SHAFIULLAH KAT, UKHIA, BANGLADESH
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1. Various shots, establishment shot of Shafiullah Kat, Ukhia, Bangladesh
2. Close up, oral cholera vaccines
3. Med shot, vaccinators are carrying the vaccines into the camp
4. Wide shot, vaccinator heading to his vaccination post
5. Wide shot, Vaccinators arrive at his post
6. Wide shot, vaccination preparation
7. Close up, cold chain box is opened
8. Close up, shot of vaccines
9. Close up, vaccinator holding the vaccines
10. Close up, vaccinator opening the vaccine
11. Close up, a child receiving the vaccination
12. Close up, a girl receiving the vaccination
13. Close up, children waiting to be vaccinated
14. Med shot, a child receiving vaccination
15. Med shot, an elderly man receiving vaccination
16. Med shot, a child being marked after receiving vaccinations
17. Close up, a child being marked after receiving vaccinations
18. Wide shot, the hut where the vaccination took place
19. Med shot, the queue for the vaccination
STORYLINE
A massive cholera immunization campaign started today near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to protect newly arrived Rohingya and host communities from the life-threatening diarrheal disease. 900,000 doses of the vaccine have been mobilized, making it the second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign ever.

The campaign, which is led by the Ministry of Health and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, is being held in Ukhiya and Teknaf, where more than half a million people have arrived from across the border since August, joining vast numbers already residing in a series of settlements and camps.

The first round of the campaign will cover 650,000 people aged one year and older. The second round will commence on 31 October and will target 250,000 children between one and five years with an additional dose of the vaccine for added protection.

In the last week, at least 10,292 cases of diarrhoea have been reported and treated from across the settlements and camps. WHO has warned of the potential for an outbreak of cholera.

UNICEF and WHO are supporting the Ministry of Health with planning, distribution, volunteer orientation, operational costs and monitoring.

In Ukhiya 150 teams have been deployed to vaccinate the target population, while 55 teams have been deployed in Teknaf. Each team is comprised of five members.

Though vaccination can provide life-saving protection against cholera, it supplements but does not replace other traditional cholera control measures such as access to clean water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene.

To help meet present water, sanitation and hygiene needs, UNICEF is working to scale up its interventions and communication on safe practices, and is prepositioning critical supplies for case management. WHO is monitoring water quality and working with the Department of Public Health Engineering to increase local laboratory capacity, has raised an early warning, alert and response emergency surveillance system, and has prepositioned life-saving supplies to ensure a rapid response if and when an outbreak occurs. In addition, the WHO-led Health Sector has supported the Ministry set up diarrhea treatment centres among other response-oriented interventions.
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