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.