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For Immediate Release
March 16, 2004

Health Care for Iraq's Children
Iraq Fact of the Day

Since the liberation of Iraq, 70 percent of Iraq's 4.3 million children under the age of five have been vaccinated against diseases including polio, tetanus, diphtheria, measles, and tuberculosis. The Ministry of Health is also conducting monthly vaccine days to reach additional children. Access to better health care has helped prevent disease outbreaks and is improving the well-being of children across Iraq.

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development

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