At mid-morning in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, workers from the Ministry7 of Health are doing rounds, immunizing children against polio.
Mary Samula, a teacher, welcomes the team into her home, eager to get her newborn, Shantelle, immunized.
The first round of the campaign ended August 5 and the Ministry of Health said it is on its on its way toward achieving its goal of reaching six million children when the campaign ends September 2.
“I’d love my baby to be immunized because I don’t want my child to be paralyzed, that’s the first thing. And also I listen to my own voice, I’d like my baby to grow up as a normal child,” she said.