Health teams are carrying out a national anti-polio campaign with the aim of being able to declare Yemen polio free by 2009, the Ministry of Health and Population has said. The three-day campaign, which began on Nov. 17, is targeting 4,180,000 under-fives in all 21 governorates. Doses of Vitamin A are also being administered during the campaign to raise the level of the children's immunity to other diseases. Some 18,000 mobile teams nationwide are carrying out the door-to-door campaign. Another 2,000 teams are giving children polio vaccines in health centers. (IRIN)

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