Lions Help to Protect 27 Million Nigerian Children from Measles

This year, our Foundation set its sights on a huge goal. It was determined to immunize more than 41 million children in Africa against measles.

In February, Lions in Nigeria helped mobilize people throughout the country to bring their children to immunization clinics. In addition to the 27 million children who were given measles vaccinations, 31 million children received an oral polio vaccine and 28 million children received vitamin A, which helps prevent blindness due to poor nutrition. Lions in Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia and Madagascar have all supported their country’s measles campaigns during the past year.

In this video taken by Foundation staff, you’ll see health care workers weighing babies and giving children life-saving immunizations.

  • http://lionsclubsorg.wordpress.com lionsclubsorg

    We’re honored to have your comments … and to hear about your club’s recent project! :)

    • http://nataliadibartolo.wordpress.com Natalia Di Bartolo

      I’m honored to have this replies: you are very kind. Thank you very much! :-)

  • http://nataliadibartolo.wordpress.com Natalia Di Bartolo

    Maybe you think why this woman from Sicily writes almost every day on your blog. But this woman thinks that everyone’d write every day on this fantastic blog… :-) How much the children are beautiful! To help them in their health is one of the most deserving and admirable activities of Lions worldwide. In this S. Y. we have joined “Progetto Italia, le nostre azioni umanitarie in Africa,” to buy vaccines against measles. We hope that just a little part of 27 million Nigerian children have been immunized by four raffled Artworks from our IncontrArti Exposition: We Serve Youth through Art. With love for Life, thank you all Lions, from Agrigento. Natalia