The World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Sierra Leone is supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) to execute a reactive measles campaign across five districts.

The selected districts are those with the highest measles burden ranging from Western Area Urban, Western Area Rural, Tonkolili, Moyama, and Portloko. This campaign seeks to address the urgent challenges of measles in these districts and contribute to enhancing overall health in the country.

The initiative started with the national, district, and chiefdom orientations which consist of two phases.

The first phase covers Moyama, Tonkolili, and Portloko which may be rolled out from the 16th of August to the 19th, and the second phase spans from the 23rd -26th of August 2023 and may cover the western area urban and rural.

It is reported that the central objective of the reactive measles campaign centers on reaching out to 468,723 (41%) of the children aged 9-59 months in the country.