953 cases of measles have been reported in Solomon Islands since 1 July 2014. 436 new cases were reported in the last week.
Cases have been reported from Honiara, Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Malaita, Makira, Renbel and Temotu provinces.
On 1 September, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) launched a National Measles Vaccination Campaign to target all aged 6 months to 30 years in Solomon Islands. The campaign commenced in Honiara and will roll out in the other provinces later in the month.
46,643 measles vaccines were administered across Honiara as of 6 September