n African Renaissance - The value of vaccines

Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


For many Americans, the word "measles" conjures images of a long-forgotten disease that kept kids in bed with spots. But the picture in the developing world is more alarming. Measles kills about 395,000 children each year in poor countries, even though an effective vaccine has been available since 1963. While the devastation that HIV/AIDS is wreaking on the African continent is well documented, much less is known about the impact of measles, which today kills more children in Africa under the age of 5 than even AIDS!

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