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  • 1. From 12 to 22 February 2012, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow travelled to Chad andthe Democratic Republic of the Congo to promote expanded polio eradication efforts and toreview other UNICEF-supported programmes. Ms. Farrow met with children affected by polio;with religious leaders to help raise critical support for increased immunization coverage; andwith partner representatives from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – a public-privatepartnership led by governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization(WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) andUNICEF.Her visits follow an important milestone towards eradicating the highly infectious disease: InJanuary, India – one of just four polio-endemic countries remaining in the world – for the firsttime reported a full year with no new polio cases. (Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan are theother three endemic countries.) Ms. Farrow also visited vaccination and other project sites; andwith children and families affected by ongoing conflict; community, traditional and local leaders;and senior government; donor and partner officials.In Chad, circulation of an imported wild poliovirus has persisted for over a year, andmalnutrition remains one of the biggest threats to children’s survival and development. Ms.Farrow participated in the launch of the nationwide polio immunization campaign inN’Djamena, the capital, and also visited health, rehabilitation and therapeutic feeding centres, acold-chain centre, displacement camps, and a UNICEF supply warehouse.
  • 2. On 16 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow gives a girl adose of oral polio vaccine at animmunization site in the Gueljemneighbourhood of the town ofMoundou in Logone Region. Thevaccinations have been organized byCELIAF, a national women’s civilsociety organization network. Ms.Farrow’s T-shirt bears the UNICEF logo. Image UNI122006: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0062/Asselin
  • 3. On 16 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow gives a boy adose of oral polio vaccine, at animmunization site in the Gueljemneighbourhood of the town ofMoundou in Logone Region. Thevaccinations have been organized byCELIAF, a national women’s civilsociety organization network. Ms.Farrow’s T-shirt bears the UNICEF logo. Image UNI122007: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0063/Asselin
  • 4. On 16 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow chats withhealth workers at the health centre inthe town of Moundou in LogoneRegion. The workers are administeringoral polio vaccines to children at thecentre. Ms. Farrow’s T-shirt bears theUNICEF logo. Image UNI122008: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0064/Asselin
  • 5. On 16 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow meets withwomen and their children at thehealth centre in the town of Moundouin Logone Region. Oral polio vaccinesare being administered to children atthe centre. Ms. Farrow’s T-shirt bearsthe UNICEF logo. Image UNI122009: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0065/Asselin
  • 6. On 16 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow chats with 7-year-old Massi Hassan, whose legbrace is being adjusted by a healthworker, at the Notre-Dame de Paixrehabilitation centre in the town ofMoundou in Logone Region. Massi hasbeen paralyzed by polio. The centreprovides custom-madebraces, crutches and other treatmentfor children with physicaldisabilities, with support frominternational doctors who visit thehealth facility several times each year.Ms. Farrow’s T-shirt bears the UNICEFlogo. Image UNI122010: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0066/Asselin
  • 7. On 16 February, 6-year-oldEphraim, his crutches beside him and acast on his leg, sits on a bed at theNotre-Dame de Paix rehabilitationcentre in the town of Moundou inLogone Region. Ephraim, who hasbeen paralyzed by polio, has just hadsurgery to recover some of themobility in his leg. The centre providescustom-made braces, crutches andother treatment for children withphysical disabilities, with support frominternational doctors who visit thehealth facility several times each year. Image UNI122011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0067/Asselin
  • 8. On 16 February, 6-year-old TerranceDenerobo, who has been paralyzed bypolio, fixes his shoe while a healthworker adjusts his leg braces, at theNotre-Dame de Paix rehabilitationcentre in the town of Moundou inLogone Region. The centre providescustom-made braces, crutches andother treatment for children withphysical disabilities, with support frominternational doctors who visit thehealth facility several times each year Image UNI122012: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0068/Asselin
  • 9. On 16 February, 4-year-old AbakarMahamat, who has been paralyzed bypolio, watches as a health workeradjusts his leg brace, at the Notre-Dame de Paix rehabilitation centre inthe town of Moundou in LogoneRegion. The centre provides custom-made braces, crutches and othertreatment for children with physicaldisabilities, with support frominternational doctors who visit thehealth facility several times each year. Image UNI122013: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0069/Asselin
  • 10. On 17 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow prepares togive a baby a dose of oral poliovaccine, during the launch of theUNICEF-supported nationwide polioimmunization campaign, inN’Djamena, the capital. Her T-shirtbears the campaign’s slogan inFrench, English and Arabic. Image UNI122024: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0071/Asselin
  • 11. On 17 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow chats withChadian Minister of Public HealthMamouth Nahor N’Gawara during thelaunch of the UNICEF-supportednationwide polio immunizationcampaign, in N’Djamena, the capital.Ms. Farrow’s T-shirt bears thecampaign’s slogan in French, Englishand Arabic, as well as the logos of thecampaign’s partners, including UNICEF. Image UNI122025: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0073/Asselin
  • 12. On 17 February, a vaccination teammember gives a child a dose of oralpolio vaccine, during the launch of thenationwide polio immunizationcampaign, in N’Djamena, the capital.Her vest bears the logos of thecampaign’s partners, including UNICEF. Image UNI122026: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0070/Asselin
  • 13. On 17 February, a child receives twodrops of oral polio vaccine during thelaunch of the UNICEF-supportednationwide polio immunizationcampaign, in N’Djamena, the capital.Two drops of oral polio vaccine areneeded per child in each of severalvaccination rounds to ensure completeimmunity against the disease. Image UNI122027: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0072/Asselin
  • 14. On 19 February, UNICEF GoodwillAmbassador Mia Farrow chats withMalusi Husseini, who is in awheelchair, at the health centre inKasambondo Village in KatangaProvince. Ms. Husseini contractedpolio at age five and is paralyzed inboth legs. Image UNI122141: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0075/Asselin

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