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Strategies for control of measles in SEAR countries; report of an inter-agency consultation, New Delhi, 24-25 February 1999
  • Published Date:
    21 April 1999
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  • Corporate Authors:
    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; UNICEF
  • Description:
    1. Introduction -- 2. Measles situation in SEAR -- 3. Global situation -- 4. Measles elimination - the PAHO experience -- 5. Perspective by agency (CDC, UNICEL) -- 6. Summary of the global and regional polio situation -- 7. Proposed plan of action for measles control in SEAR -- 8. Outbreak response and case management -- 9. Measles programme monitoring -- Annex 1. Agenda -- Annex 2. Progrmme -- Annex 3. List of participants

    This consultation was organized by EPI/SEARO and was attended by representative from UNICEF, WHO, and CDC, Atlanta. It was recognized that countries have made great strides to eradicate polio. Participants reconfirmed the commitment and support of their respective agencies to achieving polio eradication target by the end of the ear 2000 in all countries. Measles remains one of the major causes of significant morbidity and mortality in the Member Countries of South-East Asia. While achieving the polio eradiation target is a major priority, the group met to discuss strategies to control measles using a phased approach.

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