Lions have the power to save 157 million children. Through the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative, Lions will join with the Measles Initiative partners, a global collaboration of leading public health agencies, to rescue children from measles. Measles is one of the world’s deadliest vaccine preventable diseases: 450 children die each day. Yet, for less than US$1, we can vaccinate one child for life. Make a donation to help us save the lives of these children.
As part of a successful pilot program last year, Lions and LCIF, with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and support from local ministries of health and other Measles Initiative partners, provided immunizations for more than 41 million children in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali and Nigeria. And now, as our efforts expand, Lions have the opportunity to help children in all countries where measles remains a heavy public health burden.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again partnering with Lions in the fight against measles. The Gates Foundation is challenging Lions to mobilize US$10 million. To help Lions in this effort, the Gates Foundation is donating US$1 for every $2 raised by Lions. This is a total matching contribution of US$5 million, the largest single donation in LCIF’s history! Together, LCIF and the Gates Foundation will provide a total of US$15 million to fight measles this year.
Video Lions-Measles Initiative: Celebrating Our Pilot Year
Lions Clubs International Foundation celebrates the pilot year of the Lions-Measles Initiative, having vaccinated 41 million children in four African countries