Measles

Measles immunisation: time to close the gap

Since the beginning of the century, the number of measles-related deaths has fallen substantially; between 2000 and 2014 mass immunisation efforts prevented an estimated 17·1 million deaths worldwide, and the number of cases decreased from 146 to 40 per million. Unfortunately, after this decrease the situation has stagnated and many countries are falling far behind the 2015 elimination targets according to a report by WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released in November, 2015.
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Working Toward a World Where All Children are Safe from Measles and Rubella

Last week, the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance approved a measles and rubella strategy that will provide an additional $220 million to measles and rubella activities from 2016-2020. In total, Gavi will invest $820 million over the next five years on measles and rubella activities in Gavi-eligible countries.
 
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Year in Review: Measles Linked to Disneyland

Measles in Disneyland
 
After an uncharacteristically high number of measles cases in late 2014, the highly publicized California measles outbreak hit the media early this year.  Linked to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks in California the outbreak quickly became a multi-state public health incident that resulted in a total of 147 cases. Cases related to this outbreak were identified in seven states in the U.S., as well as Mexico and Canada.
 
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Cameroon: Measles/Rubella - Littoral: 1.2 Million Children for Vaccination

The vaccination campaign against measles and rubella kicked off in Government Bilingual Nursery and Primary School New-Bell Aviation Ngangue in the presence of the Governor of the Littoral Region, Samuel Dieudonné Ivaha Diboua. The vaccination campaign that targets some 1,260,000 children in the region between the ages of nine months and 14 years will be carried out from door to door by the numerous vaccination agents in 6 days.
 
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Measles vaccination saved 17 million lives since 2000, but elimination goals ‘off track’ – UN

13 November 2015 – The number of measles-related deaths has decreased by 79 per cent since the beginning of the century, but the United Nations health agency is warning that 2015 global milestones and measles elimination goals are off track.
 
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Nigeria: Measles Vaccination - Bauchi Targets 1.6 Million Children

About 1.6 million children between the ages of Nine to 59 months are to be immunised against measles in Bauchi State.

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14.9M children vaccinated against measles across Egypt

CAIRO: The Health Ministry vaccinated 14.9 million children against measles during the first week of a national campaign taking place across governorates, according to a Saturday ministry statement.
 
The campaign kicked off Oct. 31 and is expected to last until Nov. 21. It targets to inoculate 24 million children from 9 nine months to 10 years old from measles and Rubella (also known as German measles.)
 
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Nigeria: Measles - 1.6 Million Children for Immunization in Bauchi

Bauchi — About 1.6 million children will be immunized against measles in Bauchi State during the five days measles follow up campaign for Novermber 2015.
 
Bauchi State Coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre, A Dada, disclosed this during a one-day Orientation Programme for Journalists on Planned Measles Campaign for November 2015 organized by the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
 
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Ministry launches Measles Control Initiative for children, teens

Intensified efforts to boost community immunization, especially among children, against infectious diseases in line with WHO's recommendation.

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Mali : Poliscopie : Paludisme, typhoïde, grippe…. la cote d’alerte est atteinte

Revers de la médaille cette bonne pluviométrie s’est accompagnée d’une explosion de maladies hydriques, paludisme et fièvre typhoïde en tête. Centres de santé, dispensaires et hôpitaux sont bondés de patients. Les assurances données par les spécialistes qui démentent l’entrée dans une phase d’épidémie tranche avec une réalité de terrain moins reluisante.
 
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