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"Disease of the Wind"
Written and directed by James Keach
Produced by Nick Hippisley-Coxe
Cinematography by Roland Smith
Edited by Shannon Mitchell
Narrated by Stacy Keach
With Jane Seymour

In June 2001, actress Jane Seymour and eight American schoolchildren from Hawthorne, California, volunteered to go to Africa for a week-long mass measles vaccination campaign in Kenya, sponsored by The Measles Initiative. To help inform the people of the United States of this endeavor, filmmaker James Keach suggested making a documentary of the trip.

By the end of the week, 13,302,991 or 97.9% of Kenyan children between the ages of nine months and 15 years had received measles vaccinations.

To read more about The Measles Initiative, a commitment to eliminate measles deaths in Africa within five years, led by the American Red Cross, UN Foundation, CDC, WHO, UNICEF, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies go to www.measlesinitiative.org

The following segments from the 57-minute documentary are used with permission from The Measles Initiative. This movie is copyrighted and these video clips cannot be used without permission from the copyright holder. If you are interested in obtaining permission to reproduce one of these segments, or wish to buy a copy of the complete movie in video or DVD format, please contact Julie at irbyj@usa.redcross.org

Introduction
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Launch of The Measles Initiative in Kenya
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Dr. Edward Hoekstra discusses the role of each participant in The Measles Initiative.
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In Machakos, Kenya, 459,000 children receive measles vaccine.
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Dr. Mark Grabowsky describes how the measles virus is spread via schoolchildren in Africa.
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Children hospitalized due to measles complications.
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Dr. Colin Forbes discusses the role of malnutrition in measles complications.
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The number of measles deaths worldwide, in Africa, and in Kenya.
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The Kenyan children perform a skit about measles.
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Jane Seymour talks about her experiences with the people in Kenya.
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Conclusion and "The Thoughts of an African Youth."
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