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Letters Measles in Samoa

Samoan measles crisis is diverting resources from non-communicable diseases

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 07 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m5
  1. Adam Craig, lecturer in global health,
  2. Heather Worth, professor of global health
  1. School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales (Sydney), Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
  1. adam.craig{at}

The Samoan government’s decision to suspend the national immunisation programme after two paediatric deaths (later found to be due to medical negligence),12 led to a sharp decline in measles vaccine coverage among infants in 2018 (40% and 28% for first and …

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