Measles kill 134,000 children in 2015-Report

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Margaret Chan, President of the World Health Organisation, WHO.

Margaret Chan, President of the World Health Organisation, WHO.

Kazeem Ugbodaga

A report released by the World Health Organisation, WHO, has disclosed that measles killed 134,000 children in 2015 with third world countries the most hit.

The report said despite a 79% worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day.

“Making measles history is not mission impossible,” said Robin Nandy, UNICEF Immunization Chief.

“We have the tools and the knowledge to do it; what we lack is the political will to reach every single child, no matter how far. Without this commitment, children will continue to die from a disease that is easy and cheap to prevent.”

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