Health
 Mali
Project #1174

Vaccinate Children and Prevent NINE Diseases

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
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Mali's summer season is a busy time for our vaccination program. Last month alone 990 infants received vaccinations. Mothers form long lines for the opportunity to have their babies vaccinated. One new mother said, "I will wait all day because I know it will help my baby."

A vaccination for a child is much more than just a shot. It's the gift of life. It's the opportunity to gain an education, grow into a healthy adult and become a parent. Our vaccination program gives our village children a fighting chance for a bright future. 

Even a small donation makes a large impact! Help us reach our goal to ensure at least 95% of village children receive vaccinations this year. You are our key to saving lives in Ouelessebougou. Thank you for your generosity!

Iniche!

Around the world, 1 in 5 children under the age of five, die each year.  Most of these deaths happen in Africa and many of these deaths could be prevented by vaccinations. Lack of delivery to remote areas and lack of information are major reasons why children don’t receive these vaccines. 

The Ouelessebougou Alliance partners with over 120 villages in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali, West Africa and the Malian government to not only deliver the vaccination to these rural areas, but to provide information on their effectiveness and why everyone should be vaccinated. Education combined with the service will make a difference for generations to come! 

A $5 donation fully covers three rounds of vaccinations for one child, which protects agaisnt nine life threatening diseases! With your support, the Alliance can continue to provide this life saving service.

Our goal is to ensure that 95% of children in the region are fully vaccinated!

Your support literally saves lives! Thank you! Iniche! 

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!

 

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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

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