measles

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges

Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity for its people. 

News in Brief 11 July 2019

  • Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province 
  • UN agency describes refugees’ ‘misery’ in Bangladesh as monsoon rains continue 
  • Countries and companies have a role in protecting freedom of expression, says rights expert 
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Meet the UN health worker coordinating a mass measles vaccination campaign in DRC

The UN is leading efforts to tackle a measles epidemic in DRC, despite ongoing violence, and the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

Jerome Pfaffman from UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, describes how the agency is ramping up support to those in need.

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

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.” 

‘A global measles crisis’ is well underway, UN agency chiefs warn

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”.

Monday’s Daily Brief: ‘Horror’ at Notre Dame fire disaster, Yemen still bleeding, measles now ‘global crisis’

Top news on Monday includes: UN chief expresses his horror over the huge blaze in Notre Dame; a deal over Hudaydah troop withdrawal beckons, but war intensifies; “global measles crisis” underway.

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

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

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 data published on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Measles resurgence is source of extreme concern: WHO

Measles cases have spiked by as much as 30 per cent last year in some countries because of poor vaccination coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) said

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UN Daily News Programme 10 November 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells.

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