Story of the Week: Lions, LCIF Form New Partnership to Vaccinate Kids
Lions around the world are actively involved with initiatives to improve the lives of kids. We have immunized more than 41 million children in Africa against measles. Now, we’re expanding our efforts to increase awareness about the importance of vaccinations for children through a partnership with the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign.
One child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for and donate vaccines, the Shot@Life campaign will decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life.
Lions and LCIF have already made progress toward this goal with our Lions-Measles Initiative pilot program. In this video, you’ll learn more about our efforts to eliminate measles, the leading cause of childhood blindness, in Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia and Madagascar.