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Despite a 5 day SIAs by MOH in 2014, a new outbreak began in Katanga/DRC and spread throughout 2015. A comprehensive, integrated “3 headed” response was chosen by MSF-OCG in 3 Health Zones (HZ) of Tanganyika, including preventive and curative activities (for measles, malaria, and malnutrition): although quite ambitious given available HR resources, this was relevant given these “three” on-going emergencies in Tanganyika.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCG, under the management of MSF Paris. It was prepared independently by Cameron Bopp, Marie-Laure Le Coconnier, and Vincent Brown.
27/06/2016

Measles epidemics occur in Katanga (KTA)/DRC, challenging early response strategies for outbreak control. In 2015, despite MOH delay in declaring the epidemic, OCP present in KTA, showed good reactivity in 5 Health Zones (HZ) of Ht Lomami with a so called “vertical” response (focused on measles: vaccination and case management). However, malaria and malnutrition should have been better considered (OCG chose a “3 diseases strategy”). The 6 to 8 weeks long vaccination campaigns were efficient as the ZS outbreaks stopped after a few weeks.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCP, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Corinne Danet, Marie-Laure Le Coconnier, and Vincent Brown.
27/06/2016