Wide age range measles-rubella vaccination campaign, Nepal (2012-2013)
By invitation of WHO/Nepal, CDC’s Dr. Umid Sharapov spent three weeks in December, 2012 as an international monitor of their measles-rubella (MR) campaign. The Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal introduced rubella-containing vaccine by conducting a wide age range measles-rubella (MR) campaign during 2012-2013. Ten million children (9 months – 14 years) were vaccinated. Dr. Sharapov visited two regions in the northeastern Nepal – Sindupalchowk and Dolakha.
The CDC is a founding partner of the Measles & Rubella Initiative founded in 2001, with the American Red Cross, UN Foundation, UNICEF and WHO. The Initiative is committed to ensure no child dies from measles or is born with congenital rubella syndrome. www.measlesrubellainitiative.org
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