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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.
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Fire destroys hundreds of shelters in displacement camp in Batangafo
So close to front lines, these people – families with children and elderly people – might be in danger
Measles vaccination campaign launched in Calais and Grande-Synthe camps
Five epidemics to watch
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