Chad – Measles Outbreak (DG ECHO, World Health Organisation, Ministry of Health) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 August 2018)
The measles epidemic declared on 30 May continues to spread affecting 24 districts in the north, east and central parts of Chad. According to the latest data, there have been more than 2 000 suspected cases and 77 deaths.
A national response plan is currently being developed. Based on the latest survey, only one in four children aged 12-23 months is fully immunised. A stock of 60 000 vaccination doses funded by DG ECHO is being used for the local response.