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Global measles vaccination drive to protect up to 45 million children: Report

London/IBNS: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will help vaccinate up to 45 million children in seven developing countries over the next six months in a series of major vaccination campaigns to help halt a recent surge in global measles cases.

More international support needed to curb deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo

New York/IBNS: Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world’s worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 deaths since the start of last year.

WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria

New York/IBNS: More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign  carried out by the authorities alongside international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

New Zealand strengthens community vaccination to battle measles outbreaks

Wellington/Xinhua/UNI: Trained community pharmacists in New Zealand will deliver MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations to people aged 16 and over in the latest step of the government's plan announced on Wednesday to battle measles outbreaks.

Sixty measles cases confirmed in New Zealand's Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand, May 20 (Xinhua) Sixty measles cases were confirmed in New Zealand's Auckland including five news cases over the weekend, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) announced on Monday.

Vaccinations create ‘umbrella of immunity’ against global measles outbreaks, says UNICEF

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Between 2010 and 2017, an average of 21.1 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Wednesday, stressing its importance to creating “an umbrella of immunity for everyone.” 

New malaria vaccine trial in Malawi marks ‘an innovation milestone', declares UN health agency

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an “innovation milestone”, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

Canada: A global measles crisis underway, warns UN agency chiefs

United Nations, Apr 16 (IBNS): Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis.”

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency projects

New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says UN health agency

New York, Feb 8 (IBNS): Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold increase on last year, according to new datapublished on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Measles cases hit record high in the European Region: WHO

Copenhagen, Denmark,Aug 20 (IBNS):  Over 41 000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018.

Rotary’s Role in Rubella & Measles

Rotarians of India helped create history seven years back. A large, highly populated, diverse country like ours is polio free since January 2011 – a monumental achievement. This incredible success was due to a seamless partnership of Government of India, WHO, UNICEF, CDC, Rotary Foundation, Gates Foundation. Each of these partners excelled in their allotted role.

Europe observes a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to previous year

Copenhagen, Feb 20 (IBNS): Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro on 20 February 2018.

‘Big 6’ countries of WHO South-East Asia Region meet to close measles’ immunity gap, accelerate elimination efforts

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IBNS): With nearly 4.8 million children in WHO South-East Asia Region missing measles vaccination every year, the ‘big six’ countries of the Region today shared their immunization challenges and lessons learnt for accelerating efforts to eliminate measles and control rubella by the year 2020.

South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): The so-called ‘big six’ countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines.