Notes: "Measles is one of the leading causes of child death among diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Globally, deaths from measles fell by over 60 percent between 2000 and 2005 - a major public health success... The most striking gains were found in Africa, where measles deaths decreased by nearly 75 per cent over the same period - from an estimated 506,000 to 126,000." (The Millennium Development Goals Report; UNITED NATIONS, 2007).
Sources: 2001-2005: The World Bank Group, Quick Query. 2006: UNICEF.