Rwanda’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign, which is being launched today, is the beginning of an effort to vaccinate more than 700 million children under 15 years of age against two disabling and deadly diseases. The combined measles-rubella vaccine will be introduced in 49 countries by 2020 thanks to financial support from the GAVI Alliance. The support … Read more
We can “literally change the fate of millions of children around the world,” said Gail McGovern, as she opened the Measles & Rubella Initiative’s Partnership meeting in Washington D.C on September 18th. The President and CEO of the American Red Cross went on to praise the strategy to combat two diseases – measles and rubella – … Read more
New data, a new plan and a new video – just some of the recent news from the Measles & Rubella Initiative.
Today the Measles Initiative has several announcements:
1) Deaths from measles have decreased globally by 74%
2) But 380 children are still dying from measles every day
3) We’re changing our name. From today, the Measles Initiative becomes the Measles & Rubella Initiative.