Measles...we're not hearing about it every day at the moment, because COVID-19 has been so all-consuming. Whilst we're so thankful that clinics are set up here to facilitate testing and vaccinating, the
children in Sub-Saharan Africa face a pandemic of Measles every single year.
It costs just a couple of pounds/dollars to vaccinate a child in Africa for Measles, yet the child mortality from it remains devastatingly high.
As you know with vaccines, it won't prevent a child getting Measles - BUT - crucially it WILL prevent them dying from it!
A child with Measles is miserable and sad, but a child unnecessarily dying what is a slow and painful death from it, in 2021, is simple unforgiveable.