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GUINEA/2017/Measles Vaccination in Conakry - Apr 2017


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launch a large scale measles vaccination campaign in Conakry, together with of the Guinean ministry of Health. Since the beginning of the year there have been 3468 confirmed cases and 14 deaths dues to measles in Guinea. Conakry and Nzérékoré are the most affected districts. A measles epidemic was declared on February 8th 2017, MSF together with the Ministry of Health in Conakry are mobilising 126 teams of 13 people, spread out across 164 vaccination sites in the city of 3 million people. All children from 6 months up to 10 years old will be vaccinated. MSF also supports 30 health centers in Conakry to care for children suffering from mild cases of measles, as well as the referral center where severe cases are hospitalised.
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