Ncell Private Limited in association with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and UNICEF is helping the government for the National Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign 2020. The government intends to immunize besides 3 million children over the nation within the duration of 9 months to 5 years as a bit of this much-anticipated drive.
Family Welfare Division (FWD) with the Department of Health Services is performing the MR mass immunization drive in two forms. The first stage began on Thursday in Province 1, 2 and 5 which will continue in the position till March 13. Furthermore, the second stage of the campaign will begin from March 14 in Bagmati, Gandaki, Karnali and Sudur Paschim areas and will remain till April 12.
“We are glad that Ncell has supported the government for this campaign targeted to immunize over 3 million children to achieve 100 per cent success. We are grateful for the support and expect similar support in future as well,” stated the chief of Child Health and Immunization Service Section.
Ncell Andy Chong’s CEO stated Ncell is exempt to cooperate with Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on National Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign to reach the message on the importance of immunization, which is a public health priority.
“Healthcare is a vital aspect of our Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Ncell has a greater responsibility as a corporate leader and we are honoured to be given this opportunity to be driving such an initiative,” said Ncell statement.
The statistics of the Government indicate that evidence of MR revolution is growing at a startling rate post-2015. Statistics by Nepal Demographic Health Survey time that percentage of children 12- 23 months old, who got all basic vaccines dropped from 87 per cent in 2011 to 78 per cent in 2016.
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