Rwanda rollout

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19 October 2010


  • MRI trailblazer
    African leader Rwanda, first sub-Saharan country to introduce the measles-rubella vaccine with GAVI support.
  • MRI Rwanda Queue
    Over four days (12-15 March), Rwanda's measles-rubella campaign will immunise 4.8m children against these two deadly viruses. Photo: © UNICEF Rwanda/2013/Rusanganwa
  • MRI Laos vaccine
    Globally, 430 children die every day from measles. 100,000 are born every year with Congenital Rubella Syndrome. Photo: M&R Initiative/C. McNab
  • MRI measles
    Successful measles campaigns across Africa have exposed the extent of rubella, which shares the same symptons - fever and rash. Photo: M&R Initiative/C. McNab
  • MRI Dr. Parfait Uwariraye
    UNICEF helped Rwanda's campaign by training health workers, providing cold-chain logistics and mobilising communities for vaccination days. Read more Photo: © UNICEF Rwanda/2013/Rusanganwa
  • MRI Nepal 02
    Globally, GAVI partners are working with the Measles & Rubella Initiative to stop measles and rubella. Photo: M&R Initiative/C. McNab
  • MRI Nepal 01
    By 2020, GAVI support will help developing countries deliver the measles-rubella vaccine to 700m children in 49 countries. Photo: M&R Initiative/C. McNab
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