The National Department of Health, Unicef, the World Health Organisation and Gavi have partnered to roll out a nationwide immunisation campaign against measles, rubella and polio.
In the case of measles, the health team has pointed out that the disease has no specific treatment but can be prevented through immunisation.
“Measles is more severe in children that are malnourished.
“The common signs of the disease include high fever, generalised skin rash, red eyes, a cough and a runny nose.
“Serious complications include an infection of the lung and brain.