Measles Control in Emergencies

Measles Control in Emergency Settings (MCES) This course is intended to enhance familiarity with the principles and practice in the prevention, investigation and response to potential measles outbreaks in emergency situations.


SDG3: Good health and well-being for people
Emergencies & humanitarian action
measles outbreaks

The Immunisation eLearning Initiative provides UNICEF and partners’ staff access to training in areas deemed vital to the advancement of the Global Vaccine Action Plan. MCES aims to contribute to this goal by offering the learner insight into the significance and practicalities of preventing measles disease burden under UNICEF’s core commitments for children in humanitarian action (

Target Audience

This course is intended for UNICEF and partners’ personnel working in health and in humanitarian emergencies across all levels of the organization (headquarters, regional and country offices).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand how measles transmission risk factors are exacerbated by emergency situations.
  • Be familiar with measles risk assessment.
  • Be familiar with the practical steps in investigating a suspected measles outbreak.
  • Be introduced to planning and implementing preventive or outbreak response measles vaccination campaigns of supplemental immunisation activities (SIAs)