Children's vaccinationNIGERIA - RDC - République centrafricaine
Although vaccines save millions of lives each year and protect millions more from severe illness, tens of millions of people worldwide have not received the vaccines they need to be fully protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Today’s vaccines can protect against 26 potentially deadly infections. Of these, 11 are considered essential childhood vaccines that should be given according to a defined schedule during routine primary care, starting from infancy and extending into early childhood. Others, such as the meningitis and cholera vaccines, are used in high-risk regions to protect people of all ages against outbreak diseases.
Traditionally, the routine immunizations recommended by the World Health Organization were: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, tuberculosis, measles, and polio. The past decade has seen new vaccines against hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza type B, meningitis, pneumonia, and diarrhea added to the recommended package.
Vaccines must be kept cold - between 2 and 8 oC - from the moment they leave the factory until they are used at the point of vaccination. This is a major challenge in the countries where you work, especially in areas where temperatures of 40 ° can easily be reached and which are isolated and lack reliable electricity systems. Physical access problems are often added - there are no roads and alternative systems must be found to get the refrigerators to the last health post or the last village - in contexts that may also be unsafe or suffer from armed conflict.
On the other hand, the vast majority of existing vaccines are injectable, so health-trained personnel are needed to be able to administer them correctly. MSF works in various countries offering medical care to the population and giving hundreds of thousands of vaccines, both in epidemics and in the framework of routine programs, as well as in response to humanitarian crises.
- Give measles vaccines, both in epidemics and as part of routine programs.
- Launch a complex logistics chain, the objective of which is for the vaccines to reach the vaccination posts,
- Treat the sick, in order to reduce mortality and stop contagion: we treat simple cases in an outpatient setting and hospitalize severe cases, isolating those affected from other patients.
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In 2019, we vaccinated more than 1.3 million people against measles in response to outbreaks.
Objectifs du projet
Protect children under 5 years of age from measles through vaccination campaigns.
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