WHO Fact sheets: Immunization coverage :: Measles [Feb 2014]

WHO Fact sheet N°378: Immunization coverage:
Updated February 2014
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Key facts
:: Immunization prevents illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases including diphtheria, measles, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus.
:: Global vaccination coverage is holding steady.
:: Immunization currently averts an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year.
:: But an estimated 22.6 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines.

Overview
Immunization averts an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles. Global vaccination coverage—the proportion of the world’s children who receive recommended vaccines—has remained steady for the past few years. For example, the percentage of infants fully vaccinated against diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) has held steady at 83% for the last three years.

During 2012, about 110.6 million infants worldwide got three doses of DTP3 vaccine, protecting them against infectious diseases that can cause serious illness and disability or be fatal. By 2012, 131 countries had reached at least 90% coverage of DTP3…
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs378/en/

WHO Fact sheet N°286: Measles
Updated February 2014
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Key facts
:: Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available.
:: In 2012, there were 122 000 measles deaths globally – about 330 deaths every day or 14 deaths every hour.
:: Measles vaccination resulted in a 78% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2012 worldwide.
:: In 2012, about 84% of the world’s children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday through routine health services – up from 72% in 2000.
:: Since 2000, more than 1 billion children in high risk countries were vaccinated against the disease through mass vaccination campaigns ― about 145 million of them in 2012…
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs286/en/