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Over 35,000 children to be vaccinated against measles in South Sudan

3 Apr 2015

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Refugee mothers from Sudan’s Blue Nile State wait at a clinic in South Sudan to have their children measured for malnutrition and to vaccinate them against measles. Photo: IRIN/Hannah McNeish (file)

A measles vaccination campaign to protect children against measles is being launched to vaccinate over 35,000 children at the UN Protection of Civilians site in South Sudan’s Bentiu town.

Cases of the highly contagious disease have been reported within the camp where more than 50,000 have sought shelter.

The campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scheduled to start on 7 April.

Jacob Ruai caught up with UNICEF Consultant, Okot Joseph to find out more about the measles vaccination campaign.

Duration: 2’22”