Thanks to donors like you, the Alliance's vaccination work in Mali continues to save lives. This year, the Alliance provided 5,369 vaccinations to women and children throughout thirty villages. These vaccinations include polio, yellow fever, measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria, hepatitis A, vitamin A deficiency, the flu, and tetanus. A total of 2,300 women and children were vaccinated.
In total, 92.8% of children under five in Alliance villages are fully vaccinated, whereas nationally, the numbers are less than 50%.
These vaccinations help cut down on the devastating death toll among Ouelessebougou's children: though 20% of Malian children die before the age of five, less than 1% of the children in Alliance villages died from vaccine preventable deaths.
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the progress you have helped to make, and to thank you once again for your generous contributions. I encourage you to keep up with our projects and give in the future, so that we can continue to change the lives of Ouelessebougou villagers for the better.