Research on globally-coordinated investments in measles and rubella management

The partners of the Measles and Rubella Initiative (M&RI) provided funds that they received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the World Health Organization for the development of investment cases for globally-coordinated efforts to reduce the burdens of measles, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), including consideration of the options of eradication for either or both viruses (i.e., measles and/or rubella). In October 2011, Kid Risk, Inc. received a grant from the WHO to perform the work. Given the relative novelty of constructing investment cases to support the global coordination of investments to manage infectious diseases, we engaged interested stakeholders in an analytic-deliberative process to identify the appropriate content for inclusion in investment cases and ensure effective and appropriate synthesis of the evidence. We prepared a draft outline and description of the proposed content for an investment case for global coordination of efforts to manage infectious diseases and we invited input from all interested stakeholders through a survey.

We thank many contributors for support of our measles and rubella modeling efforts. Our measles and rubella research led to peer-reviewed publications related to the following topics (publication dates):

You can also learn some basics about measles, rubella, and CRS and read the Measles and Rubella Strategic Plan, 2012-2020.