Allison Portnoy presented results from her research on measles immunization at the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium Annual Meeting. “Estimating Case Fatality Ratios (CFRs) of Measles in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)” reported on the measles mortality burden and its dependency on estimates of measles case fatality ratios. In her presentation and study, Portnoy evaluates case fatality ratios in community- and hospital-based cases to create a model to estimate measles CFRs that can be applied to diverse groupings.
About the Consortium:
The Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium works towards sustainability, efficiency, and transparency across global vaccine programs, in order to provide accurate estimates about vaccine impact. The organization is implementing a web-based platform for data input that can be easily accessed by government and civil society stakeholders, to strengthen the scientific database on vaccine usage for vaccine scalability decisions and financial investments. The Consortium is funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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