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Measles, Other Vaccines Have Saved Millions Of Child Lives, But Challenges To Global Immunization Coverage Remain

Inter Press Service: Measles Still Kills Thousands of Children Each Year
“Measles remains one of the leading causes of death for young children worldwide, even though a safe vaccine is available. … Jos Vandelaer, principal adviser on immunizations for UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, told IPS that the children most at risk of missing out on vaccinations are among the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including children from minority backgrounds and displaced or refugee children in temporary accommodation…” (Rowlands, 2/5).

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