Story of the Week: Lions, LCIF Immunize 10 Million Children Against Measles in Nepal

measles clinic in nepal

Lions clubs are building a better future for the children of the world. This is certainly the case with our One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative. Lions, Lions Clubs International Foundation and Measles Initiative partners immunized 41 million children in Africa. Now, we’ve moved our efforts to Nepal, where we’ve worked with our partners and mobilized to immunize 10 million kids against measles.

More than 150 Lions attended the launch ceremony this week. Lions went door-to-door to encourage mothers to bring their children to the clinics, and they coupled this outreach with an advertising campaign.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation challenged Lions to raise US$10 million for One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative, and the foundation will match US$1 for every $2 raised by Lions. With your help, Lions and LCIF will immunize 157 million this year against one of the world’s deadliest vaccine-preventable diseases. Together, for less than US$1 per child, we can stop this silent crisis that claims the lives of 450 children each day.

  • http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2012/02/20/photo-of-the-week-lions-in-nepal-increase-visibility-with-elephant-soccer/ uttam raj kayastha

    Proud to be a LION!

    • lionsclubsorg

      Thank you, Lion Uttam! We can all be proud of the work we’re doing to improve the world.

  • Rakesh Singh Mitter

    ONE SHOT ONE LIFE IS THE MOST COMMENDABLE LIONS INITIATIVE AFTER SIGHTFIRST& LIONS QUEST.WE IN DISTRICT 321 A-2(INDIA) ARE ALSO GEARING UP TO RAISE FUNDS & EMBARK ON THIS LIVES SAVING PROJECT IN A BIG WAY

  • http://www.lcif.org lcif

    Thank you, Lions and Measles Initiative partners, for all of your support for the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative.

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  • PCC LION SYLVIA FOSBERRY

    HOW WONDERFUL IS THIS. I RECENTLY ATTENDED THE MEASLES INITIATIVE LAUNCH IN LONDON WITH MY HUSBAND PDG LION ROCKY WHO IS THE DISTRICT LCIF CO-ORDINATOR FOR DISTRICT 105BN. WE BOTH CAME AWAY FROM THE LAUNCH FEELING VERY FIRED UP AND ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL PROJECT BETWEEN LCIF AND THE BILL GATES FOUNDATION. HAVING HEARD HIS SPEECH IN SEATTLE, WE KNOW HOW PASSIONATE HE IS ABOUT THIS AND AT OUR DISTRICT CONVENTION THIS WEEKEND, A PRESENTATION WILL BE GIVEN TO OUR LIONS BY ROCKY. COME ON LIONS LET US ERADICATE THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE AND VACCINATE ALL CHILDREN FOR LESS THAN $1 A SHOT.

    • lionsclubsorg

      Thank you for your support, PCC Sylvia!