Nearly all countries in the world have committed to eliminate measles. We have an effective, inexpensive combined vaccine that can stop measles and rubella.
For about $2, a child can be vaccinated against measles and rubella, making it one of the most cost-effective health interventions available.
Global progress against measles has been stunning. In just over a decade, more than 2 billion doses of measles vaccine have been delivered to children in 88 countries with support from the Measles & Rubella Initiative.
Measles vaccination coverage is now 85% globally compared with 72% in 2001.
Measles deaths are down by 84%. Measles vaccinations are making a huge contribution toward MDG4.
No single other health intervention has returned these mortality reduction results in such a short space of time.
The Measles vaccine has averted 20.4 million deaths since 2000. Learn more about the vaccinehere.
Updated on February 26th, 2018