Health
 Mali
Project #1174

Vaccinate Children and Prevent NINE Diseases

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
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Our vaccination program will kick into gear this month and continue all the way through April! 

Now that the rainy season is winding down, it’s easier for our vaccinator to travel to rural villages - which need vaccinations the most.

Between now and then the Alliance’s goal is to vaccinate 3,500 children (under the age of 5) and women (of child bearing age) against 9 life threatening diseases.

Approximately $5 dollars fully covers three rounds of vaccinations for one child and woman.

With your support, the Alliance can continue to provide this life saving service.

We are excited about the vaccination program this year and grateful for your continued support!

Iniche!

With July right around the corner, we excited for our new program year to begin.

However it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what Ouelessebougou Alliance -- with your help -- was able to accomplish this past year.

We vaccinated a total of 4,300 children (under the age of 5) and women (of child bearing age) against nine deadly diseases.  

With your continued support, the Alliance can provide even more young children and their mothers with this important service.  We are grateful for our partnerships with the Malian Ministry of Health and the Ouelessebougou Public Hospital who help make our outreach possible.

We are grateful for your commitment and are excited about this new program year!

Thank you!

Iniche!

Here at the Alliance we are so fortunate to encounter people all over the world who believe in what we do.

Part of our mission is to educate local Utah students about Mali and its people, with the hope of fostering the idea of being a “global citizens”.

One way we do this is through our “Shot through the Heart” campaign.

Every February, the Ouelessebogou Alliance partners with local high schools to put on a campaign we call, “Shot through the Heart”.

Students purchase Valentine’s and candy to send to a friend or significant other at school during the week of Valentine’s.

All the proceeds go towards our vaccination program in Mali and help protect Malian villagers – especially children – against 9 preventable diseases!

Thank you all!

Our vaccination program will kick in to gear this month!

We are thrilled that the Alliance partners with over 120 villages in the Ouelessebougou region.

The vaccines prevent against nine diseases: Polio, Yellow Fever, Measles, Tuberculosis, Diptheria, Hepatitis A, the flu, tetanus, and vitamin A deficiency.

Our goal this year is to ensure that at lesat 95% of children in the region are fully vaccinated.

We are pleased to partner with the Malian government.  While the govervnment has the means to provide vaccines at no-cost, they are unable to distribute them to rural communities.  In an effort to reach even more people, the Ouelessebougou Alliance plans to train another individual on how to give vaccines and find ways for these indiviauls to get out to every community.

YOUR support is a life saver. Truly.  Thank you!!!

Iniche!

Health Agent Vaccinating a Child
Health Agent Vaccinating a Child

In Mali the rainy season has just ended. The rainy season is one of the worst times for diseases -- such as Malaria -- in Western Africa. 

But the Ouelessebougou Alliance is determined to help limit the number of preventable diseases, especially among women and children.

Last year alone, the Alliance gave over 4,300 life saving vaccines to women and children in over 100 villages.

Our vaccines protect against 9 diseases and cost less than $15 to fully vaccinate one child.

As we enter the dry season, the Alliance continues to work in partnership with the government and village health workers to educate villagers on these diseases, the importance of vaccinations, and facilitating the vaccines.

We are proud of the villagers and the work they have been doing to ensure their families and villages are safe and healthy!

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Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lifteachother.org
Project Leader:
Angie Roberts
Executive Director
Salt Lake City, Utah United States
$24,097 raised of $31,000 goal
 
578 donations
$6,903 to go
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