UN Foundation's Measles Initiative

Support the United Nations’ goal of reducing global measles mortality by 90 percent.

UN Foundation's Measles Initiative

In 2008, MSD supported the Measles Initiative with a USD 2 million grant to “Strengthen Surveillance across Sub-Sahara Africa”. This grant supported training activities, laboratory strengthening, and actual surveillance activities after completion of campaigns.

In 2011, MSD continued its support with an additional USD 250,000 grant to support campaigns that will vaccinate more than 27 million children against measles in Nigeria.

MSD also provided a USD 300,000 grant to strengthen measles surveillance and routine immunization efforts in India, thereby helping to support campaigns in 2012 that vaccinated more than 122 million children in India.


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Key Information

  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2012
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