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Good news: Anti-measles success

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  • DeeCrowSeer
    Eternal Champion
    • Feb 2004
    • 2214

    Good news: Anti-measles success

    I thought a little bit of good news might cheer up the Activism section a little bit... maybe proving that progress can be made, when the Fates allow...

    Anti-measles campaign saves seven million lives

    A global campaign to eliminate measles has cut deaths from the disease by 60 per cent in six years - saving more than seven million lives, doctors report today.
    The disease, one of the biggest killers of children in the developing world, claimed 873,000 lives in 1999 but that fell to 354,000 in 2005, according to a joint report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef.
    Public health specialists hailed the success of the campaign, launched in 2001, which exceeded its target to halve deaths from the disease by 2005.

    I know it doesn't really off-set the AIDS thread... or the war threads... but stilll...
    "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild