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“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.”
- Read the full Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
- Read the Measles & Rubella Initiative press releaseexternal icon
GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY
In today’s interconnected world, a disease threat anywhere can become a health threat to America.
One of the most severe public health problems globally, 2015 saw 212 million malaria infections worldwide.
Impacting 36 out of every million persons worldwide, measles is a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease.
Thirty-five years after the first cases were reported, HIV is still a leading cause of death and a health threat to millions.
NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
More than a billion people globally are impacted by these bacterial and parasitic infections.