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.)

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.

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.


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.

Nigeria: 25 Million Children Never Vaccinated for Measles

More than 25 million children born in the last five years have never had any vaccination against measles, figures show.
They are the target in planned nationwide campaign to immunise at least 39 million children aged nine months to 59 months this November and early next year, according to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

UAE-wide measles immunisation programme raises questions

DUBAI // Parents say they are confused about a national immunisation programme to have 1.5 million children and teenagers inoculated against measles.
On November 1, the Ministry of Health is launching the National Campaign for Vaccination against Measles for everyone aged between 1 and 18. Many older children have already been vaccinated.
The MMR – or measles, mumps and rubella – vaccine is usually given to infants in two doses. In the UAE, the first MMR shot is given at 15 months, followed by a second at 6 years.

A no-brainer: How to transition from polio eradication to measles eradication

Why stop with eradicating polio when the eradication of measles is within our grasp? During more than 25 years of operations, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has mobilized and trained millions of volunteers, social mobilizers, and health workers; accessed households untouched by other health initiatives; mapped and brought health interventions to chronically neglected communities; and established a standardized, real-time global surveillance and response capacity.

US could be on verge of measles outbreak, researchers warn

The United States could be on the verge of larger outbreaks of measles.
One in eight children under the age of 17 is susceptible to the disease and would likely get sick if exposed to the dangerous virus, researchers from Emory University in Atlanta reported Thursday.
The situation is most acute among young children: Nearly a quarter of those age 3 and under are now vulnerable to the highly infectious virus.
Measles epidemics used to occur regularly in the pre-vaccine era.

UAE-wide measles vaccination campaign launching in November

The Ministry of Health will launch a national measles vaccination campaign on November 1st, 2015, to run until November 26.
According to Al Ittihad, The National’s sister publication, the campaign targets 1.5 million children, aged 1 to 18, and includes nationals and residents alike.

UAE schools to immunise students for free against deadly measles

After the successful polio vaccination programme for students, UAE authorities have now launched a measles immunisation campaign in the country.
The National Measles Immunisation Campaign will target everyone between the ages of 1 and 18 years.
The Ministry of Health and the health authorities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are urging UAE residents to make the campaign a success and help eliminate the disease from the UAE.