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5 Minutes to Understand... Measles (ENG)
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Measles: 5 minutes to understand

5 minutes to understand

Measles is a highly contagious disease can cause deadly epidemics.

The World Health Organization estimates that measles cases in Africa rose 700 per cent between 2018 and 2019.

In low-income countries, when measles is combined with malnutrition or malaria, it’s effects can be devastating. But, thanks to a safe, cheap and effective vaccine, measles is a preventable disease.

In Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, supply and cold chain issues, lack of staff and resources have all affected recent vaccination campaigns. As a result, epidemics that broke out in 2018 continue to claim lives.

Taking action in contexts like these necessitates a series of strategic decisions.

 
Measles outbreak in Maiduguri
Nigeria

“I have not seen such high numbers of measles cases”

Project Update 17 May 2019
 
MSF Response Measles Vaccination (Am Timan District)
Chad

Measles epidemic declared in May 2018, still not under control one year on

Project Update 8 May 2019
 
Measles epidemic in (ex-) Katanga Province
Democratic Republic of Congo

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Niger

“We should take every opportunity to vaccinate against deadly diseases”

Interview 5 Jul 2018
 
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Bangladesh

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Project Update 4 Jan 2018
 
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