DGS Polio Immunisation

‘Kick Polio out of Kenya’ Campaign – July 2013

Polio, a viral disease which affects the nerves system and can lead to partial or full paralysis, was once thought to have been completely eradicated in Kenya until a recent case was reported in May this year in Daadab refugee camp.

The Kenyan government has had to roll out an emergency immunization campaign all over the country. On Friday, 5th July 2013, Destiny Garden School was very proud to host Hadija Livono, Clinical Officer from Likoni and Shaffi Jumapili, Community Health Worker, (our night guard), who were charged with the responsibility of immunising children below the age of 5 years in our school.

The exercise did not last more than 30 Minutes as the children were given drops of the medicine as per order of their classes. We were grateful to host Hadija and Shaffi and hope that we can truly kick out polio out of Kenya for good.

Please see this link for more of Victor’s photos on Polio Imminisation at DGS