Syrian Voices | Faisal al-Mohammad

The Campaign Against Polio: Faisal al-Mohammad In 2015, Faisal al-Mohammad fled Aleppo city. The outbreak of the war and escalation of bombardments on the city by the Syrian government forced Faisal to abandon his studies at the University of Aleppo. He fled southwest to the countryside of Idlib and found himself on a public health campaign to vaccinate children against polio. Back 2013, an outbreak of the polio in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour had paralyzed more than a dozen children. It was the first case of polio in Syria in 14 years. By 2014, confirmed polio cases had also been reported from Aleppo, al-Hasakeh, and Idlib. The disease was spreading. Polio is a highly infectious vir

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