Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invites you to attend the webinar series, “Overshadowed by COVID-19: Neglected Diseases in the Spotlight.”
The second in the series is “Measles: Resurgence of A Preventable Disease.”
In many regions, measles is covered by mass immunisation campaigns, which have proven effective. There was a 73% drop in measles-related deaths between 2000 and 2018 worldwide. However, not everyone has access to the vaccines. In some contexts where we work, aid workers see children under five dying from this preventable disease.
On the other hand, recent outbreaks show that the disease has resurged in a number of countries that had achieved, or were close to achieving, elimination.
This webinar aims to discuss the following:
- How and why is measles neglected in the first place?
- How does measles affects children in lower-resource and vulnerable settings?
- How can governments maintain routine immunisation campaigns during the pandemic?
WHEN: 5 August 2021, Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Hong Kong) / 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Jakarta)
Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, Senior Technical Adviser for Measles and Rubella, WHO
Dr. Choi Kin-Wing, Specialist in Infectious Disease, CUHK Medical Centre; Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), CUHK
Imee J. Japitana, Nurse Activity Manager, MSF
Moderator: Ji Nacanaynay, Career Manager, MSF
For more information, visit: https://msf-seasia.org/measles