UN / PHILIPPINES MEASLES OUTBREAK

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UN Spokesperson Farhan Haq said a major measles outbreak in Metro Manila and Central Luzon in the Philippines, has now expanded to other areas. More than 4,300 suspected measles cases have been reported since January, with at least 70 deaths. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / PHILIPPINES MEASLES OUTBREAK
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DATELINE: 11 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

11 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Farhan Haq at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that, last week, the Philippines Government declared a major measles outbreak in Metro Manila and Central Luzon, and it has now expanded to other areas. More than 4,300 suspected measles cases have been reported since January, with at least 70 deaths. In 2018, nearly 22,000 measles cases were reported in the Philippines, a 376 percent increase compared to 2017. In support of Government-led efforts, the World Health Organization has provided technical support and funding to the National Immunization Programme and is monitoring the implementation of the vaccination campaign to contain the outbreak.”
5. Wide shot, Farhan Haq walks away from the podium

STORYLINE:

UN Spokesperson Farhan Haq today (11 Feb) said a major measles outbreak in Metro Manila and Central Luzon in the Philippines, has now expanded to other areas. More than 4,300 suspected measles cases have been reported since January, with at least 70 deaths.

In 2018, Haq said, nearly 22,000 measles cases were reported in the Philippines, a 376 percent increase compared to 2017.

In support of Government-led efforts, the World Health Organization (WHO) has provided technical support and funding to the National Immunization Programme and is monitoring the implementation of the vaccination campaign to contain the outbreak.
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