Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2015.

@article{Patel2016ProgressTR,
  title={Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2015.},
  author={Minal K. Patel and Marta Gacic-Dobo and Peter M. Strebel and Alya J. Dabbagh and Mick N. Mulders and Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele and Laure Dumolard and Paul A Rota and Katrina Kretsinger and James L. Goodson},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 44},
  pages={
          1228-1233
        }
}
Adopted in 2000, United Nations Millennium Development Goal 4 set a target to reduce child mortality by two thirds by 2015, with measles vaccination coverage as one of the progress indicators. In 2010, the World Health Assembly (WHA) set three milestones for measles control by 2015: 1) increase routine coverage with the first dose of measles-containing vaccine (MCV1) for children aged 1 year to ≥90% nationally and ≥80% in every district; 2) reduce global annual measles incidence to <5 cases per… CONTINUE READING

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