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Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination

“In 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan; as a result, countries in all six World Health Organization regions have adopted goals for elimination of measles by 2020. During 2000–2017, annual reported measles incidence decreased 83%, and annual estimated measles deaths decreased 80%.

Since 2000, global measles elimination efforts have prevented an estimated 21.1 million deaths. However, measles elimination milestones have not been met, and three regions are experiencing a large measles resurgence.”

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