Solomon Islands

Measles Outbreak, Solomon Islands - Health Situation Report No. 2

Situation Report
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  • There has been a measles outbreak in Solomon Islands since June 2014 which is spreading rapidly from Honiara to the other provinces.

  • Over 600 cases were reported at the end of August 2014 and there have been two measles-related deaths in children under 3 months of age.

  • World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) control the measles outbreak by providing technical support in the areas of surveillance and epidemiology, EPI, emergency operations, and risk communications.

  • Health and Nutrition partners (including UNICEF, World Vision and Solomon Island Rotarians) have responded to the request of MHMS to assist with vaccine procurement, information sharing and/or health promotion activities.