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WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on Reducing Measles Mortality in Emergencies

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Author: WHO and UNICEF
Price: Available as a PDF only
No. of pages: 4
Publication date: February 2004
Publisher: WHO and UNICEF
Languages:
English French

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Immunizing children against measles in emergencies is among the most cost-effective preventive public health measures, yet measles remains a major killer of children in emergencies. This statement advocates for urgent, structured and coordinated supplementary immunization activities, together with vitamin A supplementation, to reduce the number of measles deaths and interrupt transmission of the measles virus during and after complex emergencies.


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