Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target

News: Maldives and Sri Lanka have become the first two countries in the World Health Organisation’s South-East Asian Region (WHO SEAR) to have eliminated both measles and rubella ahead of the 2023 deadline. Facts: Criteria: A country is verified as having eliminated measles and rubella when there is no evidence of endemic transmission of the… Continue reading Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target

India helps Maldives tackle measles outbreak

News: India dispatched over 30,000 doses of measles and rubella (MR) vaccine to the Maldives. Facts: Measles and Rubella Measles and Rubella (German measles) are a contagious viral disease that is spread by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. Measles is caused by Rubeola virus and Rubella is caused by Rubella virus.… Continue reading India helps Maldives tackle measles outbreak

Measles and Rubella

News: Member Countries of WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR) has resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023. Earlier the target set was 2020. Facts: WHO SEAR member countries have adopted a “Strategic Plan for Measles and Rubella Elimination 2020-2024” at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Delhi. It… Continue reading Measles and Rubella