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Global Measles Death Rate Drops

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Global Measles Death Rate Drops

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Global Measles Death Rate Drops

Global Measles Death Rate Drops

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The Measles Initiative was launched in 2001, and new numbers show that deaths from the disease have fallen nearly 60 percent — 75 percent in Africa alone. Edward Hoekstra of UNICEF, one of the coordinators of the initiative, speaks with Madeleine Brand.

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