Bill Moss Explains Need for Strengthening Health Systems and Building Trust with Communities for Measles Campaigns

A Sudanese nurse prepares an inoculation against measles. In the case of the children who died or were sickened from the vaccine, untrained personnel administered it.

In a tragic turn in South Sudan, 15 children all under age 5, died of severe sepsis and toxicity due to an improperly managed vaccination campaign for measles. In a recent interview with NPR Goats and Soda, Dr. William Moss, professor of epidemiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and head of epidemiology at the International Vaccine Access Center, talks about the factors needed to ensure a safe and effective vaccination campaign.

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