The impact of a recent measles outbreak on children with cancer was highlighted at a launch of two Ministry of Health publications at Starship Hospital on Thursday 9th August 2012.
The booklets are accompanied by videos and can be viewed/downloaded from the Ministry's website.
Provides information for parents and others about how children and young people were affected by the measles outbreak in 2011. The booklet features stories about young people who had measles and includes interviews with Medical Officers of Health Richard Hoskins from Auckland and Ramon Pink from Christchurch.
Provides information for parents and others about how children and young people with cancer were affected by the measles outbreak in 2011. The booklet includes interviews with parents of children with cancer and Paediatric oncologists Scott Macfarlane from Starship Hospital and Rob Corbett from Christchurch Hospital who share their experiences of the disease.
In the accompanying video Leroy Beckett, who was undergoing cancer treatment during the 2011 outbreak, talks about his fears about measles and how others being immunised is important to keep people like him safe.