Launch of the National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Zambia

The Ministry of Health in Zambia and partners, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), today launched the Integrated National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Chawama compound in Lusaka Zambia that will run until 24 July 2010.

The target for the National Measles campaign in Zambia is to reach 1,620,914 children aged between 9 – 47 months in all districts with the exception of Lusaka. In Lusaka all children aged between 6 – 59 months have been targeted due to the ongoing measles outbreak.

Speaking at the Launch, Honorable Minister of Health, Mr. Kapembwa Simbao commended WHO, UNICEF and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for their continued and timely support as Zambia faces a measles outbreak.

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