Measles elimination in South Africa : policy and implementation

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dc.contributor.postgraduate Eggers, Rudolf Richard en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T16:37:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-08 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T16:37:42Z
dc.date.created 1998-09-05 en
dc.date.issued 2013-01-08 en
dc.date.submitted 2012-11-24 en
dc.description Dissertation (MMed)--University of Pretoria, 2013. en
dc.description.abstract With the advent of an effective and safe vaccine against measles, the control of measles has been astounding. In several countries the success of immunisation have led to the attempt to eliminate measles transmission entirely, through the use of vaccination strategies originally developed in the polio eradication programme. These strategies are to increase and maintain high routine coverage, to conduct periodic supplemental mass immunisation campaigns and case based, laboratory confirmed surveillance. In South Africa, measles mass vaccination was added to the existing polio mass vaccination campaigns in 1996 and 1997, and the combined strategies were formulated for the South African context in this document. This document is targeted at decision makers in the national and provincial Departments of Health, to enable a coordinated and effective South African measles elimination programme. en
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dc.description.department Immunology en
dc.identifier.citation Eggers, RR 1998, Measles elimination in South Africa : policy and implementation, MMed dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/29786 > en
dc.identifier.other E12/9/345/ag en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11242012-153314/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/29786
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 1998 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject Mass en
dc.subject Strategies en
dc.subject Implementation en
dc.subject South africa en
dc.subject Measles elimination en
dc.subject Policy en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Measles elimination in South Africa : policy and implementation en
dc.type Dissertation en


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