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Measles Vaccine in Short Supply in Africa

Nearly 800,000 children worldwide die each year of measles, according to a new report. In some places, only 5 percent of children receive needed vaccines. In some West African nations, hospitals have converted measles wards into space for people with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.