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Ethiopia: Nationwide measles vaccination campaign integrates other live-saving interventions

And many women right now there suffer from obstetric fistula – a devastating condition that will impacts the health, social and economic well-being of those impacted and their families. These include  COVID-19   jabs and  catch-up immunizations  for under-vaccinated children,   screening for acute malnutrition,   vitamin A drops and deworming against intestinal parasites.   Nutrition-related health problems are among the top causes of morbidity and mortality in children in developing countries, including Ethiopia.

Integrating other interventions

Steps include strengthening routine and supplementary immunizations, surveillance, plus case management. In Ethiopia, measles continues to be a major health problem with several outbreaks occurring in different parts of the country. WHO has supported the particular campaign financially and theoretically, and has deployed more than a hundred experts for pre-, intra- and post-campaign activities, which includes monitoring the quality of services. During the vaccination campaign, medical workers also plan to help these women following childbirth and determine clubfoot in children.  

Measles reduction strategy

These interventions will provide for you to receive much-needed treatment pertaining to obstetric fistula and avoid the life-long disability for children, as club foot is correctable when detected plus treated early.   Shots are  planned across the nation for a  total of  15. 5 million youngsters aged  nine to  fifty nine months, including  in  hard-to-reach  places affected by  drought and conflict.   Measles, which is preventable,   remains a major health problem  in Ethiopia,   with  several outbreaks  reported  around the country, the UN wellness agency  said.   Announcing the news, the World Health Organization  ( WHO )  stated that it has  already  begun  contacting  communities to ensure an easy operation.  

Poor nutrition equals poor health

In addition , and together with the EL Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) and GAVI, the  Vaccine  Alliance,   WHO  is adding in the campaign, a range of other  lifesaving services. To address this, Ethiopia followed and began implementing important strategies to reduce the burden and head towards elimination. “It is also commendable that the advertising campaign is integrated with other live-saving interventions”, he added. On behalf of immunization partners in the country, Paul Mainuka, Acting Head of WHO ELSE Ethiopia Immunization, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Cluster, congratulated the Ministry of Health for the initiative to lessen the risk of measles outbreaks plus bring ongoing eruptions to an end, “thus protecting children from preventable sickness plus death caused by measles”.


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