Lions-Measles Initiative Receives Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We’re excited to announce that Lions and LCIF are joining a world-wide effort spearheaded by the Measles Initiative to protect children from measles – a leading cause of childhood blindness. This special Lions-Measles Initiative pilot program will take place in four African countries – Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali and Nigeria.
The Lions-Measles Initiative pilot program is being funded in part by a US$400,000 grant to LCIF from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. LCIF is providing an additional US$300,000 to support the project.
Lions in the four pilot countries will help manage the program locally. Our members will be directly involved in social marketing and vaccination activities, and Lions’ leadership teams will coordinate program implementation with Ministries of Health and other Measles Initiative partners.