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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced recently that two countries have been added to the list of countries eliminating measles and rubella.


The Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination said measles and rubella have been eliminated from both Bahrain and Oman, and that Islamic Republic of Iran has eliminated rubella and is about to eliminate measles.

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Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, congratulated Bahrain, Islamic Republic of Iran and Oman on their achievement.

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“We acknowledge the great efforts exerted by the health sector in the three countries that have led to the achievement of this goal and the elimination of these serious diseases. This gives us great hope and confidence that all countries in the Region can do the same and that we will be able announce that the Eastern Mediterranean Region is a measles and rubella free Region”, he said.




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