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Mass measles immunisation campaign: efforts to reach the target group

In late 2013, an outbreak of measles in PNG led to the launch of a mass measles immunisation campaign in Western Province to prevent further transmission of the disease. The target group for the immunisation campaign was all people aged from 6 months to 20 years. The CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Programme (CMSFHP) Patrol team recently travelled to the Kiwaba CMCA Region

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New vaccine refrigerators to boost immunisation in Middle and South Fly

The immunisation program in Papua New Guinea offers a range of vaccines that will reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality. However, there are many challenges in providing immunisation services to remote populations. One of these challenges is having an adequate cold chain system in place that ensures vaccines are maintained at appropriate temperatures before being administered. An important part of the cold chain

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