Solomon Islands

Measles Outbreak, Solomon Islands - Health Situation Report No. 6



  • Measles cases have declined in Honiara and Guadalcanal province (GP), however cases are increasing in the other provinces.

  • A six-month-old child from Western Province died due to measles-related complications, bringing the total death count to 7.

  • The National Measles Vaccination Campaign has commenced in Central, Guadalcanal, Malaita,
    Renbel and Western provinces.

  • The final 197,000 measles-rubella (MR) vaccines arrived in Solomon Islands on 25 September for the national vaccination campaign and to replenish routine vaccine stock.