Measles are a highly contagious disease which can have severe sequelae, especially in infants and small children. A highly active vaccine is available. To eliminate Measles from a community a vaccination rate of more than 95% is required. In Vihiga County, vaccination rates for measles are still low at about 70%. During a campaign covering all children from 9 months to 14 years all children are targeted to get a dose of the vaccine.
GIZ supported Supportive Supervision during the Measles Campaign 2016.
For the targeted age group, a result of 98% was achieved.
The county deployed a total workforce of 995 personnel, including 601 vaccinators, 340 volunteers and 54 field supervisors. Coordination between various level, staff and volunteers was performed efficiently.
The campaign demonstrated again the capacity of the Vihiga County Health Team to achieve outstanding results.
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