Notes from the field: a guest blog by Benjamin Futransky Lions, known worldwide for their dedication to preserving sight, have joined the Measles & Rubella Initiative in the effort to end measles. Benjamin Futransky, a Lions Clubs International Foundation staff member, recently traveled to Uganda while Lions Clubs members were actively involved in the country’s national … Read more
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.
Welcome to the Measles Initiative’s official new blog. We aim to publish a range of information about measles elimination efforts around the world. You’ll find postings on the latest scientific information, notes from the field, progress in fundraising, updates on global measles outbreaks and the efforts to control them. The Measles Initiative is a partnership … Read more