Measles

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently battling outbreaks of cholera and measles in and around the town of Marere in southern Somalia. Marere and the surrounding villages of Jilib, Keytoy and Osman Moto are host to around five thousand displaced Somalis, who have fled conflict and drought...
Mobilizing financial and technical resources must be a political priority in fight against resurgent outbreaks On September 13-14, the Measles Initiative will meet in Washington, D.C., bringing together organisations seeking to eliminate measles disease worldwide. Given the troubling resurgence of...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its partners to decide immediately to launch follow-up vaccination campaigns in Equateur and Orientale provinces so that the campaigns can begin in early September. The DRC has been affected by a...
Over the past six months a measles epidemic has been sweeping through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is raising the alarm and calling for concerted action to halt the spread of the disease. “The measles epidemic is spiralling out of control,” says Gaël...
For the past few decades, measles has been in retreat, prompting some to campaign for its global elimination. But events in 2010 showed the ambitious slogans have come too early. An often lacklustre response to a surge of outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa and insufficient funding means the disease is...
Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) is currently carrying out several mass immunization campaigns to increase measles vaccination coverage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after health authorities declared a number of measles epidemics. Medical teams have treated hundreds of measles cases...
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