Measles and rubella elimination 2015. Package for accelerated action: 2013-2015




Despite substantial progress made by many Member States since 2010, the regional target of measles and rubella elimination by 2015 is under threat. To stop both endemic and imported measles virus circulation by 2015, all efforts must be directed towards reaching very high immunization coverage and population immunity for these diseases in all countries. This requires greater political commitment and accelerated actions by Member States as well as scaled up support from WHO and other partners. 

The "Package for accelerated action" for measles and rubella elimination identifies priority areas in which the Regional Office will strengthen technical support to Member States as they seek to eliminate measles and rubella, and sets indicators and milestones by which progress resulting from the efforts of all stakeholders can be measured.