The past few weeks in the mountains have been hectic. Due to increased fighting in the region, more and more IDPs [internally displaced people] have been coming into the areas we work in. Due to increased overcrowding and a risk of a measles epidemic, we started organizing a Measles Vaccination Campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. The target group of a campaign consists of children aged six months to 15 years. In order to provide sufficient herd immunity, a coverage of 100% is required ie: all children need to be vaccinated. In reality, a result of 75% coverage is acceptable. A vaccination campaign is a huge logistical exercise.
Angie is a doctor working with MSF in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Please leave your questions and comments for Angie in the comments box below her blog post. 

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