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Measles

Measles

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  • 245 people still die every day because of measles. This number has declined steadily due to the strengthening of routine immunization services and mass vaccination campaigns, but continued progress relies on continued funding and support.   
  • Measles is a highly contagious viral disease and large outbreaks continue to occur around the world, putting children at risk of severe health complications such as pneumonia, diarrhea, encephalitis, blindness and death. 
  • Lions fight measles by providing physical support through social mobilization and advocacy.
  • LCIF and Lions have promised to raise US$30 million by 2017 in support of measles vaccination around the world. When we reach that goal, Gavi’s matching fund will provide an additional US$30 million, for a total of US$60 million!
  • The safe and effective measles vaccine costs only about US$1.

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Click here to learn how LCIF and Lions are working to eliminate measles.

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