The Measles & Rubella Initiative is a global entity that provides funding and technical support directly to countries to address measles and rubella outbreaks. Through annual funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and other supporters the M&RI partners are able to rapidly provide resources to countries experiencing outbreaks for targeted response activities including the purchase of vaccines and operational costs. M&RI has provided technical support to numerous countries working to prevent and stop measles outbreaks. This support is pivotal and sets M&RI and its five founding partners apart, making it all the more unique. In addition to technical support, M&RI Outbreak Response Funds have been provided to five countries (table.)

Countries Receiving M&RI Outbreak Response Funds in 2019

Country Target Population Date Approved
Ethiopia 301,097 April 11th, 2019
Lao PDR 224,281 April 11th, 2019
DRC 2,488,142 January 31st, 2019
Cambodia 108,539 April 4th, 2019
Nigeria 838,582 April 5th, 2019 & May 14th, 2019

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