MANILA, 23 APRIL 2012 –The World Health Organization is closing in on its goal of eliminating measles in the Western Pacific Region by the end of this year.
“The Western Pacific is on track to become the next WHO Region to eliminate measles,” says WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr Shin Young-soo. “We must take the final steps that will be required to make the elimination of this deadly and debilitating disease a reality for the people of our Region.”
Dr Shin spoke as public health experts from across the Region met here for a four-day consultation on measles elimination and hepatitis B control. The consultation was concluded on 20 April.
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Western Pacific Closes in on Its Measles Elimination Target