Measles and measles-rubella

4 September 2020

How Somalia is resuming vaccination campaigns despite COVID-19

More than 3,000 health workers are conducting a three-day health campaign from 30 August to 1 September 2020 to ensure that around 400,000 children aged under five receive measles and polio vaccines, as well as vitamin A and deworming tablets, at fixed and outreach sites.

28 August 2020

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo overcame the world’s worst measles outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Before the pandemic began, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was already facing a severe measles outbreak which started at the end of 2018. Despite huge challenges caused by COVID-19 and other diseases, the largest measles outbreak in the world is now over.

14 August 2020

How is Nigeria addressing the public health challenges due to COVID-19?

As one of the African countries most affected by COVID-19, Nigeria has faced significant economic and health impacts, including to routine immunisation, in the face of the pandemic.

13 August 2020

Somalia responds swiftly to measles outbreak in Jubaland State

A surveillance system in Somalia is providing real-time early warning disease alerts to help tackle health threats such as measles outbreaks and COVID-19 cases.

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