HRH Princess Lalla Meryem Chairs In Rabat Official Launch Of New National Vaccination Calendar
HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, chairwoman of the National Observatory for Child Rights (ONDE), chaired, on Thursday at Rabat "Annour" health center, the official launch of the new national vaccination calendar.
On this occasion details were given to HRH Princess Lalla Meryem by director of population department at the health ministry Khalid Lahlou on the National immunization program, its results and prospects.
HRH Princess Lalla Meryem was also given explanations on the new national vaccination calendar by the official in charge of the national vaccination program Mohamed Benazzouz.
Afterwards, Her Royal Highness attended the vaccination of a child against measles and handed him the vaccination notebook.
HRH Princess Lalla Meryem also chaired, on this occasion, the signing of a joint circular between the health ministry and the national education ministry on the systematic medical check-up and the completion of immunization during the new school year.
Inked by Health minister Houcine Louardi and minister delegate for national education Abdeladim El Guerrouj, this circular on the medical check-up of newly-enrolled preschool pupils and students in elementary schools' first year will enable to check the vaccination status of students according to the new vaccination calendar as recommended by the WHO.
The official launch of the new national vaccination calendar coincides with the 25th anniversary of the International Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
MAP 15 January 2015