The Philippines has an international commitment to eliminate measles as a public health problem in the country by 2012. That’s next year, and time is running out. Another first in this rigorous health campaign is the issuance of measles-free certification to provinces and cities that meet the national standard. This means all barangays passed the rapid coverage assessment with no missed child and more than 95% house marking accuracy. Moreover, there should be no measles case for the next
three months after the campaign; and the measles surveillance indicators have been met.
|Source Institution||Department of Health|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
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|Tags||Health Beat Newsletter|