Tackling a measles outbreak in Sierra Leone

In early July, more than 197,000 children aged between 6 months and 15 years were vaccinated against measles in a targeted immunization campaign in Koinadugu district, Sierra Leone. The reactive campaign was conducted by the  Ministry of Health and Sanitation with support from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, DFID, the World Bank and other health partners following an outbreak of the disease in two far apart remote rural communities in that district.