More than 70,000 children from 6 months to 9 years old have been vaccinated against measles in the health zone of Bogose-Nubea, located in the Nguya sector about 40 kilometers from the town of Gemena, capital of the province of South-Ubangi.
Malachie Adugbia Likundu, provincial minister of health of Sud-Ubangi confirmed this information to 7SUR7.CD, this Monday, February 1, 2021.
He informs that people with measles in this region are taken care of in the health structures of the said health zone.
Minister Malachie Adugbia adds that measles is not only rife in Bogose-Nubea but also in other health zones in the province of Sud-Ubangi, in particular in Libenge, Ndage and Gemena.
“ In Libenge we have not yet retaliated. We are in treatment in Libenge, Gemena but also in Ndage. But it will also go into vaccination. We have chosen the targeted strategy. This means that the village or the group where we note the cases we only vaccinate there. The vaccine was packaged. We are expected to be supplied so that we will extend vaccination, ”Minister Malachie Adugbia said.
As a reminder, measles is “endemic” in the province of Sud-Ubangi. However, the provincial health authorities supported by partners including the organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are maximizing efforts to eradicate this epidemic in this province located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo.