Measles in the News

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Humanitarian supplies reach remote areas of South Sudan

Food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital supplies are finally being supplied to Akobo, Jonglei State (South Sudan), near the border with Ethiopia. Aid agencies have also set up emerge...

28 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Aid | South Sudan

Women and children flee violence in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has resulted in over 76,000 people so far, mainly women and children, fleeing north into neighbouring Chad. Many of the displaced people, particular...

04 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Crisis | Central African Republic

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

US $51M needed urgently for children in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia

In any emergency, children are the most vulnerable. UNICEF is appealing for US$ 51 million to meet the rapidly growing humanitarian needs of children and families devastated by the post-election cr...

19 Mar '11 | Humanitarian Aid | Ivory Coast

Measles campaign underway in Liberia

The measles vaccination campaign will also integrate Vitamin A supplementation, which can reduce deaths associated with measles by up to 50%, as well as de-worming for children below five years old...

01 Feb '11 | Liberia

Launch of the National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Zambia

The Ministry of Health in Zambia and partners, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), have launched the Integrated National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Chawama comp...

19 Jul '10 | Measles | Zambia

One year after cyclone, Myanmar on hard road to recovery

01 May '09 | Cyclone recovery | Myanmar

UNICEF responds in Chad as children escape conflict

UNICEF is assisting thousands of children who are fleeing the conflict in the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR). More than 3,000 new refugees have arrived in Chad, in addition to the 7,000...

03 Apr '09 | Chad

Global measles deaths drop by 74%

It has been reported that measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000. The Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, S...

04 Dec '08 | Measles | International

Logistic effort to supply medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A massive logistic operation is in progress to supply of life-saving medicines to hundreds of thousands in the DRC. As part of that effort 22 tonnes of medical supplies, including anti-diarrhoeal d...

14 Nov '08 | International Aid | DRC

WHO and health partners lead massive cholera response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

60 tonnes of medicines arrived by plane into Kampala, the capital of neighbouring Uganda. Much of that is due to leave by road for Goma. The consignment includes Oral Rehydration Salts as well as ...

13 Nov '08 | Cholera | DRC

First emergency supplies airlifted into Goma, DR Congo

The first four planes carrying supplies to curb cholera and respiratory infections have arrived in Goma, sent from Dubai by the UK Department for International Development. Six more planeloads of s...

11 Nov '08 | Humanitarian | DRC

Up to 100,000 displaced in North Kivu, DRC in the last week

Up to 100,000 people, around 60% of which are children, have fled their homes due to heavy fighting between belligerent armed groups in North Kivu last week.

03 Nov '08 | DRC

Measles has been thought of as a classic childhood disease. It is associated with various common complications and can even be fatal. Measles is an infectious disease that is spread through contact with fluids from an infected person's nose and mouth - either directly or through aerosol transmission.

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