Measles vaccination for children in an estimated 40 developing countries

Partnership objectives

Increase the number of children vaccinated against measles in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be prevented with immunization. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be prevented with immunization. Copyright UN Foundation

What are the health needs and challenges?

Measles is a highly contagious disease that killed nearly 135,000 children worldwide in 2015 (source: WHO). These deaths could have been prevented with measles immunization.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

Takeda will support immunizing approximately 5.4 million children in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America over 10 years in an exclusive partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

Summary of impact and forward looking information

An estimated two million children have been reached as of June 2017.

Measurement of progress towards objectives 

  • Estimated overall value of partnership: 1.0 billion yen
  • Estimated amount of people impacted: 5.4 million children over 10 years

Partnership information

Company(ies) Takeda

Partner(s) United Nations Foundation

Type of Partner(s) IGOs

Therapeutic Focus Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Disease(s) Measles

Program Type(s) Prevention Programs - Vaccines

Targeted Population(s) Children

Region(s)

Start Date 2016

More information News release

Anticipated completion date 2026