Measles: A Challenge for Lions and the World Measles takes the life of 335 children every day – more than 122,000 a year. And it’s completely preventable. We as Lions have vowed to continue the fight against it. Children in communities around the world need your help in order to be safe from measles infections!
What is Measles? Measles is… One of the top five causes of vaccine preventable deaths in the world Easy to prevent – the vaccine costs less than US$1 Found in every part of the world One of the most contagious diseases
A New Challenge New partnership with GAVI Alliance US$30 million by 2017 1:1 match under GAVI Matching Fund Continuation of Lions efforts to make measles history US$60M GAVI Matching Fund Partners
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. GAVI Alliance Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) Mission: To save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunization in the world’s poorest countries. 440 million children immunized
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Why target Measles? What areas of the world are currently affected by measles? A.Developing countries B.Africa C.Africa, Asia, and Europe D.Every part of the world is affected by measles 7
Current Challenges D. Measles Affects Every Part of the World 2013 Outbreaks
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Why Target Measles? Which of these serious side effects can result from a measles infection and lead to lifelong health complications or death in children? A.Blindness from corneal scarring B.Encephalitis C.Pneumonia D.Severe diarrhea E.All of the above 9
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Why Target Measles? E: All of the above! About 1/3 of measles cases develop complications, including: -Corneal scarring and blindness -Encephalitis -Pneumonia -Severe diarrhea 10
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Why Target Measles? How many deaths have been prevented by measles vaccination efforts since 2001? A.2.3 Million B.5.8 Million C.7.1 Million D.13.8 Million E.20.2 million 11
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Why Target Measles? D. 13.8 million deaths have been prevented! 12
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Why Target Measles? 13 78% Reduction in measles deaths since 2000
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. 14 Lions Generosity in Action Lions Donations LCIF GAVI Alliance Vaccines to Countries Health Workers Trained Lions Mobilize Community Children Vaccinated – Lives Saved!
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Lions Making Measles History – An Example from Botswana 15 Nationwide vaccination campaign Almost 200,000 children immunized Lions played key role in outreach Staged shows Went door to door Transported families Organized outreach convoy
We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Make a Donation – and Make it Count! If your club gives US$1,000 to the One Shot, One Life Initiative, how much in matching funds will your donation provide? A.Nothing B.US$250 C.US$500 D.US$1,000 17
How to Give Recognition Programs: Melvin Jones Fellowships Major Gifts (pledges accepted) Methods of Payment: Credit card online Check (US dollars only) Bank transfer Local Lions Account Deposits Include MJF form Check “Measles” under 1. Purpose of Donation” 18