Measles No More: WHO declares the eradication of measles from Mongolia

Measles, a disease religiously vaccinated against in developed countries, has now been declared eradicated in Mongolia On the 8th of July 2014, the World Health Organisation granted the Mongolian government a measles-elimination certificate, certifying that the country is now officially measles free. This comes as surprising news considering the recent measles outbreak in the economic superpower of the world; the United States of America. …

5 Key Facts: Spotlight on Polio

In 1988, polio was endemic in 125 countries and paralyzing an estimated 350 000 children every year (close to 1000 cases a day) (25). In that year, the World Health Assembly (WHA) passed a resolution calling for global eradication of the disease by 2000. Read the full WHO State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization Report here. In 1988 the …