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10 Key Actions Taken in Eliminating Rubella and Measles

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Transcript of 10 Key Actions Taken in Eliminating Rubella and Measles

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STRATEGIC
PARTNERSHIPS

HIGH LEVEL OF COMMITMENT FROM MEMBER-STATES
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2002
Measles elimination was achieved
2003
Ministers of health made a commitment to eliminate Rubella/CRS by 2010
with scientific societies, academic institutions, churches, and news media
RUBELLA VACCINE
WAS INTRODUCED
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1990s
Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was introduced, free of charge, in routine programs
Recommended vaccination in all municipalities of the Americas to be measles/rubella free
95%
MASS VACCINATION
CAMPAIGNS
WERE CONDUCTED
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REACHING EVERY CORNER OF THE HEMISPHERE
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Health workers were committed to reaching the most neglected of populations
BOLD SOCIAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES CONTRIBUTED TO ELIMINATION
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USING MEGAPHONES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL TO GENERATE DEMAND
FOR VACCINATION
INTEGRATED RUBELLA AND MEASLES SURVEILLANCE AND CRS SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS WERE SET UP
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MID-1998
Integration of rubella and
measles surveillance
1. Conducting
case investigation
2. Implement
response measures
3. Improving
clinical monitoring and management of affected children
PAHO'S REVOLVING FUND FACILITATED MEASLES-RUBELLA VACCINE FOR 41 COUNTRIES
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1998
13% of countries reported CRS cases
2003
100% of countries reported CRS cases
STRENGTHENED LABORATORY CAPACITIES
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Virus Isolation
Genotyping
The Americas are at risk
of virus importations from other regions
First Outbreak in Post-Elimination Era 2013-2015, Brazil
Countries should remain vigilant and not let their guard down to sustain the elimination gains.
Health workers should maintain a positive attitude and a permanent commitment to maintaining the achievements in elimination.
2002
Measles is eliminated
2003
Ministers of health from the Americas committed to eliminate rubella and CRS by 2010
deafness
blindness
cardiac
defects
miscarriage and stillbirth
International Expert
Committee
On April 23, 2015, the
convened by
PAHO
confirmed the elimination of
rubella and CRS in the Americas.
How did we do it?
RUBELLA
is a disease that can cause Congenital Rubella Syndrome in babies, who can suffer multiple
birth defects
10 KEY ACTIONS TAKEN
BY THE AMERICAS & PAHO/WHO
Eliminating
Last reported case:
July 6, 2015 – Ceará
“Any measles vaccination campaign that does not include the rubella vaccine is a missed opportunity.”
- Ciro de Quadros
2009
Rubella and CRS eliminated!
32 countries
were vaccinated for measles and rubella
250 million
adolescents and adults in
USE OF SPORTS PERSONALITIES
AS THE FACE OF THE CAMPAIGN
HIGH-ALERT LEVEL
MAINTAINED CASE
BY CASE
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- Regional mechanism that facilitates access to high-quality vaccines at lower costs

- Procures 46 vaccine presentations and 29 immunization supplies on behalf of 41 countries
Between 1998-2008
Health workers took the vaccines
to non-traditional places
The countries now have greater ability to
carry out more specific diagnostic tests
Roadmap for declaring measles elimination in the Americas
Standardized Template

2012-2015 Period

Signed by National Verification Commission

To be presented at Directing Council - 2017
PAHO + IEC
PAHO + IEC
To be presented
at PAHO Sanitary Conference (2017)
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