To ensure South Sudan children remain protected against the deadly polio disease, the government, through the health ministry, launched a round of polio vaccinations early this month.
About 3.2 million children under five were vaccinated.
UNICEF communications officer Bismarck Swangin stressed the importance of the campaign in South Sudan, saying the country cannot afford to lose people to vaccine-preventable diseases after posting a high number of casualties in the recent civil war.
The country, which only attained its independence in July, has been polio-free since 2009.
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