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Lives Lost

Lives Lost maps: Challenges and cures

Childhood diseases

Three million young lives are saved each year through immunization programs that target the six major vaccine-preventable childhood diseases diphtheria, measles, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, and tuberculosis. Immunization coverage is indicative of the quality of health care within a country. This map shows average coverage rates for the three vaccines that immunize against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, and polio.
Statistics on childhood diseases Map of vaccination coverage, 2001


AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis

Most deaths from these diseases can be prevented.
View an interactive map of worldwide death rates for these diseases