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Somalia Child Vaccinations

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A Somali baby receives a polio vaccine, at the Medina Maternal Child Health centre in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday. On the eve of the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi and coinciding with World Immunisation Week, the authorities in Somalia, which has one of the lowest immunisation rates in the world, have launched a new push to vaccinate against several potentially fatal childhood diseases.