Photo: A girl receives measles and rubella vaccination in Lao PDR.  A combined measles-rubella vaccine costs about USD1.50. Adding rubella to vaccination programmes will help to stop the rubella virus, which can cause devastating birth defects to newborns including blindness, deafness and heart conditions.   Photo credit: Measles and Rubella Initiative/Christine McNab
Photo: A girl receives her first-ever measles-rubella immunization at her school in Achham District, Nepal. The first measles-rubella vaccination campaign in Nepal aims to protect 10 million young people in 2012 alone. These campaigns combined with strong vaccination programs for infants can lead to the elimination of both measles and rubella.   Photo credit: Measles and Rubella Initiative/Christine McNab
Photo: A girl looks at her arm while receiving measles-rubella vaccination in Nigeria. While sub-Saharan Africa made the most progress against measles from 2000-2010, countries in the region still accounted for 36% of global measles deaths in 2010.   Photo credit: Measles and Rubella Initiative/Christine McNab
Photo: An elementary school in Port-of-Prince, Haiti, which was severely affected by the 2010 earthquake, opens its door to mothers and fathers who bring their sons and daughters to get measles-rubella and other vaccinations.  Photo credit: WHO/PAHO
Photo: Nurses vaccinate a young girl against measles and rubella in Myanmar. Measles campaigns targeting millions of children have helped to reduce measles deaths globally by 74% this year.   Photo credit: Measles and Rubella Initiative/Christine McNab
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An elementary school in Port-of-Prince, Haiti, which was severely affected by the 2010 earthquake, opens its door to mothers and fathers who bring their sons and daughters to get measles-rubella and other vaccinations. Photo credit: WHO/PAHO
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