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Myanmar: Meeting on additional measles vaccination in Yangon Region held in Nay Pyi Taw

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Country: Myanmar
A meeting on an additional measles vaccination program in Dagon Myothit East, Dagon Myothit Southern and Dagon Myothit Seikkan townships in East Yangon District and Hlinethaya, Shwepyitha, Mingaladon and Insein townships in Northern Yangon District, status of using QGIS software in vaccination works and future work was held at the Ministry of Health and Sports yesterday morning. At the meeting Director- General Dr. Sithu Aung and project manager (vaccination expansion work) Dr. Htar Htar Lin explained about information program for the public in townships where vaccinations will be conducted, work guidelines for vaccination staff and volunteers, preparing data to use in information and explanation provided to townships where vaccinations will be conducted, coordinating meetings with cooperating INGOs and organisations, explaining work programs to participators and conducting trainings. In response to the explanations, Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe said recently there were outbreak of measles in developed country like United States as well as in Southeast Asia countries of Thailand and the Philippines resulting in some fatalities. Measles is highly contagious and causes additional complications that results in fatalities and thus the Ministry will place great emphasis on measles prevention vaccination works said the Union Minister. While conducting vaccination works, displaying of health information will be conducted at places like markets and schools. As private sector plays an important role in the success of a vaccination works, it will be conducted in coordination with Myanmar Private Medical Practitioner group. Work guidelines will be distributed to Public Health universities and basic health universities and will also be provided through Mobile Tablets distribution by the ministry and emphasis must be placed toward easing and smoothing the works of staffs conducting the vaccination works. Next, project manager (vaccination expansion work) and officials explained about preliminary testing of QGIS software and future works.— MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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