To prepare for this Discussion, review the readings for this week. In particular, review Case 17: “Eliminating Measles in Southern Africa” in the textbook, Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved. With these thoughts in mind, respond to the following: (250-350 words)
What measles immunization priorities should be considered in conflict and humanitarian emergency situations and how does this differ from normal situations?
When responding to a threat such as the measles outbreak, what do you see is the primary role, or roles, of the BSN nurse in interagency coordination and collaboration?.
Course Text: Course Text: Holtz, Carol. (2013). Global health care: Issues and policies (2nd edition). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Chapter 7, “Infectious Diseases from a Global Perspective”
Chapter 15, “Global Perspectives on Mental Health”
: Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved
Case 17, “Eliminating Measles in Southern Africa”
Despite the existence of a safe and effective vaccine, measles persists as one of the most contagious diseases killing more children in Southern Africa than HIV/AIDS. This case study examines strategies used to reduce the incidence of measles in Southern Africa.