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Mass Measles Campaign 2012 to immunize 6.4 million under-five children against measles

Yangon, Myanmar, 22 March 2012: The Mass Measles Campaign rolls out today in Myanmar to immunize 6.4 million children aged between nine months to five years across the country. The large scale measles immunization campaign is spearheaded by the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UN Foundation, CDC and the American Red Cross. Simultaneously launched in each state and region, the duration of the campaign is for ten days from 22 to 31 March 2012.

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