• Japan Self Defense Force provides measles vaccines to Tacloban City children

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    As part of its relief and rehabilitation efforts, the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF) medical teams and their Filipino counterparts have vaccinated children displaced by super typhoon “Yolanda” Wednesday.

    The Japanese relief force first vaccinated beneficiary children sheltered at the Tacloban City Convention Center.

    Capt. Amado Gutierrez, 8th Infantry Division spokesperson, said that JSDF medical teams will make the rounds of all 32 evacuation centers serving Tacloban City’s displaced families.

    Last Tuesday, JSDF troopers also fumigated various evacuation centers in an effort to clear the area of disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, flies and cockroaches.

    Gutierrez said JSDF units have been in the “Yolanda” stricken areas since Nov. 12.

    They are equipped with three C-47 transport helicopters, three UH-1 helicopters, two KC-767 air tankers, seven C-130s and U-4 utility aircraft, one “Osumi” logistic vessel and an “Ise” class escort vessel. PNA

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