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04 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

• Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in 11 out of 14 States and Divisions. Worst hit areas are Chin and Rakhine Sates, Sagaing and Mague Divisions.

• As per records, over 50 persons are dead and 200,000 are affected.

• Many health facilities are inundated and patients have to be evacuated to safer grounds. Floods, Flash floods and landslides have damaged roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

04 May 2015 description

The Government of Myanmar is committed to achieve WHO South-East Asia Regional goal of measles elimination and rubella control by 2020. In order to accelerate progress towards this goal, under the leadership of the Ministry of Health with support from WHO, GAVI and UNICEF, Myanmar conducted a National Measles Rubella Vaccine campaign in January-February 2015 targeting all children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years irrespective of their previous immunization status. This wide age range cohort was decided based on the local Measles Rubella epidemiological situation.