Madagascar is currently undergoing the biggest campaign in the country’s history against malaria and measles. According to BBC News Malagasy people are receiving 1.5 million mosquito nets and almost 3 million children will be vaccinated against measles. The campaign is taking place during a mother and child health week. Unicef reports that over 60 000 children in Madagascar die each year from preventable diseases, however the number has been significantly decreasing in the past decade.

For more information see an article by the BBC here.

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