Somalia among Five Countries where Measles Outbreaks Continue Unabated

Measles Epidemic Continues to Spread in Somalia VOAnews foto

Somalilandsun – New data on measles mortality estimates & how measles outbreaks continue unabated indicate that there were More than 140 000 measles deaths in 2018 globally.

This follows a joint WHO/ CDC release on the latest measles mortality estimates, of which UNICEF is a part

  • A UNICEF fact sheet based on these estimates that provides more information about measles cases in 2018 and 2019, as well as the latest on the 5 countries that accounted for almost half of all measles cases worldwide in 2018: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Liberia, Madagascar, Somalia and Ukraine. In addition, the fact sheet also contains latest information on Samoa.
  • Final embargoed WHO/CDC report below
FACT SHEET - UNICEF Measles mortality 4 December FINAL (1)-converted

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