Another family doctor who participated in the immunization training is Svetlana Țîbîrnac, a native of the Transnistrian region but who works in the capital. She says that the information obtained during the course is at the heart of her work when it comes to vaccinating children in Ukraine.
“In the current situation, participation in such training is more than important. Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet a well-informed refugee family, which amazed me. The parents were guided by a family doctor from Ukraine to get vaccinated in our country. I successfully consulted and vaccinated the child. But not all refugees are so informed, that’s why the training was very helpful. I found out all the details about the immunization in Ukraine, the situation of the immunization process in this country and how to communicate more easily with the refugees so that I can be confident that everything is done at the highest level of security “, says Svetlana.
Recall that at the beginning of the refugee crisis in the Republic of Moldova, UNICEF provided support to the Ministry of Health on ensuring the vaccination of refugee children in Ukraine, according to the UNHCR – UNICEF – WHO Technical Guide on Vaccination Principles for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Europe . .
Vaccination remains the main tool for disease prevention, and UNICEF is one of the key players in the process of immunizing children globally. Therefore, in 2021, UNICEF a
procured 2.3 billion doses of vaccines globally, which protects children against diarrhea, measles, pneumonia, polio, tetanus, tuberculosis and other potentially preventable deadly diseases.