Pneumonia & Diarrhea Vaccines

$
$15.00
Gives 1 pneumonia & 1 diarrhea vaccination
Gift Description:
$15 pays for vaccines to protect a child from pneumonia and diarrhea, two of the world's leading killers. Although pneumonia is easily preventable, it is a leading killer of children under five around the world. Pneumonia accounts for 18% of child deaths in developing countries, making it the number one vaccine-preventable cause of death worldwide. Similarly, rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children. Each year, more than half a million children under age five die as a result of rotavirus, and almost 2 million more become severely ill. Providing these two critical vaccines for a child protects against two of the most common but easily treatable diseases.
Area Served:
Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Liberia, Malawi
Gift Provided By:
United Nations Foundation
Washington, DC
The United Nations is an international organization with the reach and vision capable of solving global problems. The UN Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access and U.S.-UN relations.
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