UNICEF Libya, in partnership with the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has provided 55,000 doses of measles and rubella vaccines in response to the current measles outbreak in southern Libya.

UNICEF explained in a statement that the vaccines arrived last week, and were delivered to the Medical Supply Services in preparation for the launch of the national campaign to combat measles and rubella, which targets the southern region as a first stage.

It indicated that these vaccines will help in conducting the measles eradication campaign in the south, specifically targeting children between the ages of 9 months and 6 years.

UNICEF indicated that this campaign comes as part of larger efforts to combat the current measles outbreak and prevent its spread to other parts of the country.

It stressed its commitment to ensuring that every child in Libya receives life-saving vaccines, indicating that it will continue to work with the Ministry of Health and partners to improve the health and well-being of children across the country.