Health
 Ethiopia
Project #8847

Shot@Life

by United Nations Foundation

Summary

Every 20 seconds, a child dies of a disease that could have easily be prevented with a vaccine. The UN Foundation's Shot@Life Campaign educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. Together, we can decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
$50,000
total goal
$14,713
remaining
625
donors
2
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

One in five children lacks access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy. In fact, approximately 1.5 million children in developing countries die each year of a preventable disease like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio. Put another way, one child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine.

Solution

Immunization campaigns have saved the lives of more children than any other medical intervention in the last 50 years. Vaccines are safe, simple and one of the most cost-effective ways to save and improve the lives of children worldwide. We educate, connect and empower Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives. Join us today to help save the lives of millions of children in developing countries.

Long-Term Impact

Coordinated worldwide vaccination efforts have made significant progress, particularly in reducing cases of measles and polio, but funding gaps could threaten these gains. By scaling-up the delivery of vaccines in 72 of the world's poorest countries from 2011-2020, we can save $151 billion through reduced treatment costs and gains in productivity. We can save the 1.5 million children in developing countries who die each year of a preventable disease like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio.

Resources

http:/​/​www.shotatlife.org

Organization Information

United Nations Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.unfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Meg Cleghorn
Washington, District of Columbia United States