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Born in this world #7: fifth year

MEASLES BORN IN THIS WORLD 139,300 Severe measles is more likely to occur among POORLY NOURISHED YOUNG CHILDREN, especially those who receive INSUFFICIENT VITAMIN A, or those whose immune systems have been weakened by diseases people died from MEASLES worldwide in 2010, mostly children under the age of 5. In 1980, before widespread vaccination was introduced, Most measles-related deaths are caused by complications associated with the disease: measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year - Blindness - Encephalitis - Severe diarrhoea and related dehydration - Ear infections - Severe respiratory infections US$1 In 2010, 85% OF THE WORLD'S CHILDREN received ONE DOSE OF MEASLES VACCINE by their first birthday IT COSTS LESS THAN A DOLLAR TO IMMUNIZE ONE CHILD unicef COMMITTING TO CHILD SURVIVAL A PROMISE RENEWED Photo: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0566/Romenzi Updated:26 November 2012

Born in this world #7: fifth year

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If a child makes it past their fifth birthday, they have a much improved chance of surviving into adulthood and thriving. But they face many challenges along the way, from birth complications to pneum...



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