KINSHASA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Since the beginning of this year, 34,192 cases of measles, including 905 deaths, have been reported in 88 health zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
The information was revealed on Wednesday in Kinshasa by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Equateur province in the Northwestern part of DR Congo is the most affected with over 4,000 cases reported.
An anti-measles campaign was launched in the province targeting some 480,000 children ages six months to 14 years.
The campaign was launched after a similar exercise was carried out on Aug. 22-26 in Kasai Occidental, Katanga, Maniema and North Kivu provinces.
The vaccination campaigns received technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Medecins Sans Frontiere (MSF).
A 2013 action plan for vaccination campaigns in Bandundu, Kinshasa and Orientale provinces is being drafted by the government and its partners.