Ruth Wangari Kanyiru, Prof Gideon Kikuvi, Jomo, Dr. Dennis Magu Jomo
Globally, 535 000 children died of measles in 2000. By 2010, there was a global push to improve vaccine coverage which resulted in a 74% reduction in deaths. These efforts contributed to 23% of the overall decline in under-five deaths between 1990 and 2008. However, in several countries in African, measles is still a major public health problem. Rubella remains a threat to pregnant women and their fetus, with more than 100 000 children born each year with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). (World Health Organization 2012).Kenya in May 2016, introduced Measles-Rubella (MR) combined vaccine in its nationwide supplementary immunization activities (SIA) campaign. However, since its introduction, the coverage has been very low especially in urban areas.(SAGE,2016.
Ruth Wangari Kanyiru, Prof Gideon Kikuvi, Jomo, Dr. Dennis Magu Jomo (2019); Factors Associated with Uptake of Measles Rubella Vaccine Among Children Age 9-18 Months in Eastleigh North Ward Nairobi County ; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(5) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.05.2019.p8905