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What impact has vaccination had on measles deaths in sub-Saharan Africa?

The impact of measles vaccination on deaths in sub-Saharan Africa has been substantial, demonstrating the power of immunisation efforts in the region. Increased measles immunisation efforts have led to a significant reduction in measles mortality worldwide, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study published in Vaccine. The World Health Organization estimated a 92% reduction in measles-related deaths in the WHO-AFRO region between 2000 and 2008.

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