KENYA / POLIO CAMPAIGN

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Ever since Kenya reported a polio outbreak in May 2013, UNICEF and its partners have been exploring a number of strategies to reach the children under the age of five that have not been vaccinated. The Mtoto Kwa Mtoto or Child- to-child initiative, mobilizes school children in the effort to identify and vaccinate these children against the polio. UNICEF

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STORY: KENYA / POLIO CAMPAIGN
TRT: 3.39
SOURCE: UNICEF
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 5 – 9 APRIL 2014, NAIROBI, KENYA

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1. Various shots, class on polio
2. UPSOUND (English), boy in class:
“If his or her child does not get vaccination, he or she may be sick or paralyzed.”
3. Pan right, kids clapping
4. Various shots, students walking through the streets
5. Various shots, students inspecting the fingernails of kids
6. Various shots, boy student at home
7. Various shots, exteriors of school
8. Various shots, girl student walking through shantytown
9. Close up, inspecting kids’ fingernails
10. Wide shot, girl with scarf walking
11. Close up, climbing stairs
12. Med shot, girl with scarf with mother and her baby
13. Close up, baby’s fingernails
14. Close up, plaque on the school’s wall
15. Various shots, class on polio
16. Wide shot, students holding hands in the air
17. UPSOUND (English), entire class:
“Let us all unite to kick polio out of Kenya”.

STORYLINE:

Ever since Kenya reported a polio outbreak in May 2013, UNICEF and its partners have been exploring a number of strategies to reach the children under the age of five that have not been vaccinated. The Mtoto Kwa Mtoto or Child- to-child initiative, mobilizes school children in the effort to identify and vaccinate these children against the polio.

By filling in forms, each student adopts 15 children or more in his/her neighbourhood. They check the small fingers of their adopted children to make sure they have been vaccinated.

The Mtoto Kwa Mtoto initiative is collaboration between the Kenyan Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and UNICEF.

During the April polio vaccination campaign, about 400 teachers from 195 public schools in Nairobi took part in the Mtoto Kwa Mtoto initiative. More than 30,000 students conveyed messages to their families, friends and neighbours.

Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by the polio virus, which can cause paralysis and even death. There is no cure for polio, and the disease can only be prevented by immunization. Since May 2013, Kenya has reported a total of 14 polio cases. To contain the outbreak, a number of immunization campaigns have been conducted across the country. To further contain the polio outbreak, another polio vaccination campaign is planned for 10-14 May in 25 selected high-risk counties, targeting more than 6 million children under the age of five.
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