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Partners preventing measles 1 FORTUNE , March 2011, 2 EthisphereTM Magazine, April 2011 Please visit www.bd.com BD, BD Logo and BD SoloShot are trademarks of Becton, Dickinson and Company. © 2011 BD Photo Qualter-Berna/US Fund for UNICEF A life-saving vaccine against measles has been available since the 1960's; yet measles remains a leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths in the world. Immunization for every at-risk child is the objective of the Measles Initiative. For the past 45 years, syringes made by BD have delivered more measles vaccines than any other company. It is only natural that today, BD would partner with the American Red Cross in supporting this life-giving program. BD SoloShot® syringes are ideal to deliver the measles vaccine because they automatically disable after injection, which prevents reuse and the potential spread of infectious diseases. In addition, BD is supporting an intensive program to teach healthcare providers to inject the vaccine correctly. Named one of the World's Most Admired Companies ,1 as well as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies,2 BD provides advanced medical technology to serve the global community's greatest needs. BD -- Helping all people live healthy lives.