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Title: Report of the regional consultation on measles
Other Titles: SEARO, New Delhi, India, 25–27 August 2009
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Description: In 2005, the World Health Assembly endorsed a goal of reducing measles mortality by 90% in 2010 as compared to 2000. By 2008, measles mortality had been reduced globally by 78% as compared to 2000. The progress has generated interest in the possibility of setting a global measles eradication goal. The Regional Consultation on Measles was held on 25-27 August 2009 with the overall objective of developing a consensus on establishing a measles elimination goal in the South-East Asia Region. The report summarizes progress towards achieving the regional measles mortality reduction goal, immunization and surveillance targets that must be achieved to reach a measles elimination goal. Other issues discussed include injection safety, adverse events following immunization (AEFI), vaccine supply, cold chain, funding, and a roadmap to reach the measles elimination goal.
Keywords: IMMUNIZATION
Gov't Doc #: SEA-Immun-57
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206273
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