Global Measles and Rubella
Updated February 10, 2022
Measles and rubella are vaccine-preventable diseases, yet measles still claims an estimated 568 lives (mostly children) worldwide each day, and rubella is a leading cause of vaccine-preventable birth defects. In 2001, CDC helped establish the Measles and Rubella Initiative, a global partnership working toward a world free of measles and rubella-related death and disease.
Overview, Health Problems Linked to Measles & Rubella
Health, Monetary, and Security Costs of Measles and Rubella
CDC's Focus on Measles and Rubella, Our History and Partnerships
Fast Facts, Outbreak Information, Global Impact of Measles & Rubella