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Final phase of measles vaccination campaign underway in Sudan

The last phase of a measles vaccination campaign is underway in Sudan following a deadly outbreak of the virus nearly a year ago.

More than 3,400 children have been infected with measles in Sudan since December 2014. More than 70 of those children have died.

In response, the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF) has launched a massive vaccination campaign, aiming to reach all 16.5 million children in Sudan between 6 months and 15 years old.