Measles

Syria: Kobane Health Administration launches a measles vaccination campaign with support of MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported the Kobane Health Administration to implement a nine days measles vaccination campaign in Kobane canton in northern Syria, reaching 5,776 children.
 
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Government rolls out measles, rubella vaccine

All health institutions, primary and secondary schools will from today until Friday be administering the new measles­rubella vaccine to children between nine and 15 years. Children aged between six and 59 months will also be given Vitamin A supplementation during the same period. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, this year’s national immunisation days were triggered by the quest to eliminate measles and protect children against rubella virus infection.
 
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RDC: l'épidémie de rougeole au Katanga difficile à endiguer

L’épidémie de rougeole qui sévit depuis le début de l’année en République démocratique du Congo est l’une des plus meurtrières qu’ait connues le pays et elle continue sa progression. Depuis le mois de juin, Médecins sans frontières a déjà traité plus de 20 000 malades et vacciné plus de 300 000 enfants, mais la géographie du Katanga, dans le sud-est du pays, ne permet pas d’atteindre toutes les populations.
 
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Exemptions for Ontario kids not vaccinated for measles stays low

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - New research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) shows that rates of parents choosing not to immunize their kids for measles based on religious or conscientious objections is increasing. However, the total number of children not getting vaccinated due to exemptions remains low across the province.
 
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Measles Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Kills 400

More than 23,000 people, mostly children, have been infected with measles in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 400 have died, according to United Nations agencies and Doctors Without Borders.
 
In one village of 500, more than 30 children under age 5 died within two months — a third of all the children in that age group. “Their little graves are still visible in the cemetery,” said Augustin Ngoyi, the response coordinator for Doctors Without Borders.
 
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Mali : Lutte contre le Vih-Sida et le paludisme et pour la promotion de la planification familiale

L’Ong américaine « Futures Group » opère dans notre pays depuis plus d’une vingtaine d’années. Elle assiste le ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène publique dans la lutte contre le Vih/Sida et le paludisme et pour la promotion de la planification familiale. Prenant récemment le nom de « Palladiumgroup », l’Ong a amené plusieurs projets dans notre pays parmi lesquels le Projet des politiques de santé (HPP).

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Measles elimination in New Zealand - target set for 2020

New Zealand is well on its way to achieving "measles elimination" status according to a Manila-based Kiwi doctor.
 
World Health Organisation (WHO) communicable diseases director Mark Jacobs said seven countries and areas in the Western Pacific region have already eliminated measles and New Zealand has an important part to play.
 
Jacobs said the key to eliminating measles is making sure there is a good coverage of primary care and that includes immunisation.
 
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Nigeria: NMA Seeks Support to Eradicate Measles in Nigeria

 The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for the support of government at all levels and other Nigerians in eradicating measles in the country as was done in the case of Ebola and polio.
 
Reading a communique issued at the end of the of her national executive council meeting in Ilorin, Kwara State, yesterday, National President of NMA, Dr. Kayode Obembe, said they are in full support of the universal health coverage.
 
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Polio, Measles drive kicks off in tribal belt

PESHAWAR / DI KHAN, PAKISTAN: 
Around 1.7 million children will be administered measles and polio vaccines in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas during an ongoing immunisation drive.
 
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Measles in Asia: Mongolia cases way up; Philippines and Vietnam down significantly

The number of measles cases in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization as a whole is down significantly through the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

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