MOGADISHU, Somalia

Faduma Fowiso is holding her baby, who is being vaccinated for measles and polio in the Benaadir region of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital.

Her child, Uba Sahra, is crying at the top of her lungs. She stops sobbing after a while and opens her mouth to receive lifesaving oral vaccine drops. A couple of drops later, she smiles, full of joy.

“You see? That wasn’t even painful,” Fowiso tells her baby in English while gently patting her back.

Fowiso is among many who are benefiting from a World Health Organization (WHO) vaccination exercise that kicked off Sunday and is

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