Vaccination Campaign

The PNG project

Our next project: an immunisation campaign in Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the end of 2022. Marine and Sébastien will be taking action to prevent the deaths of children at the hands of preventable diseases and offer vital medical treatments to the tribes in the island of New Ireland.

Why ?

The impetus for the project stems from an declaration made by WHO: global measles cases had increased sharply in 2019 and the number of deaths had increased by nearly 50% since 2016.
 
”Before the coronavirus crisis,  the world was in the throes of a measles crisis, which has not gone away,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.

 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO also said, “The data show that we are failing to protect children from measles in some parts of the world. We must act together to help countries and inspire communities to vaccinate everyone, everywhere, against measles to stop this deadly virus.

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The increase in measles deaths since 2016

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The vaccination rate necessary to prevent measles outbreaks.

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The measles vaccination rate in Papua-New-Guinea in 2018.

Where vaccinate ?

After seeing the urgency of the health situation, our first vaccination mission will focus on Papua New Guinea, specifically the islands of New England and New Ireland. However, measles vaccination rates are also inadequate in a large area of the Pacific: Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon, Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati, etc.
The Philippines is also well below the recommended coverage rate but its maritime area is dangerous.
carte pacifique vaccination aidocean

Which vaccins ?

Vaccines against childhood diseases are our first priority. Measles, which caused 207 500 deaths in 2019, is one of the most imperative vaccines for this area of the Pacific. However,  vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and polio are also a part of our overall plan. 

Number of measles deaths in the world in 2019

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