Measles moves fast
Corporate Authors:Center for Global Health (U.S.) ; Measles & Rubella Initiative ;
Series:Measles & Rubella Initiative : a global parternship to stop measles and rubella
Description:Measles moves fast.
More than 60% of the 21.5 million children who did not receive one dose of measles vaccine in 2013 came from only 6 countries:
India: 6.4M | Nigeria: 2.7M | Pakistan: 1.7M | Ethiopia: 1.1M | Indonesia: 0.7M | DR Congo: 0.7M
Most deaths due to measles occur in developing countries.
70% of measles deaths in 2013 were in the 6 countries listed above.
Failure to vaccinate children against measles puts them at serious risk of severe health complications, such as pneumonia, diarrhea, brain damage, blindness.
It costs about $1 to vaccinate a child against both measles and rubella at the same time in most low-income countries.
Let's move faster.
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