• Infectious Disease Risk and Vaccination in Northern Syria after 5 Years of Civil War: The MSF Experience

      de Lima Pereira, A; Southgate, R; Ahmed, H; O'Connor, P; Cramond, V; Lenglet, A (Public Library of Science, 2018-02-02)
      In 2015, following an influx of population into Kobanê in northern Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in collaboration with the Kobanê Health Administration (KHA) initiated primary healthcare activities. A vaccination coverage survey and vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) risk analysis were undertaken to clarify the VPD risk and vaccination needs. This was followed by a measles Supplementary Immunization Activity (SIA). We describe the methods and results used for this prioritisation activity around vaccination in Kobanê in 2015.