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Nurse Tessy Fautsch discusses a new MSF project that aims to treat confirmed cases of measles and develop new vaccination approaches.
MSF supported the Nigerian Ministry of Health in successfully halting a measles outbreak that began in December 2012.
Working with Sudan's Ministry of Health, MSF targeted children from six months to 15 years old in Al-Gedaref State.
A measles epidemic is still afflicting tens of thousands of children in northern DRC's Equateur and Orientale provinces.
In the past month, MSF teams in the Bunyakiri region of Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu Province have vaccinated more than 65,000 children aged 6 months to 15 years against measles.
Cases of measles are on the increase in the eastern region of Pakistan’s Balochistan Province.
Food and water shortages in Chad are exacerbating malnutrition and contributing to the spread of deadly diseases like measles and meningitis.
This update details MSF's recent activities in Africa's Sahel region, where widespread malnutrition and water shortages are exacerbating the outbreaks of diseases like meningitis.
Tensions and hostilities continue unabated between South Sudan and its northern neighbor, Sudan, and MSF is therefore scaling up its emergency response.
Measles is sweeping unchecked through parts of southern Somalia, where MSF is still waiting for permission from authorities to conduct a vaccination campaign.
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