Donate to our Team
to Help Prevent Child Deaths
from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
All members and friends of the United Nations Association are invited to donate to “Team Immunity OKC,” a special initiative to support the “Shot at Life” campaign to save the lives of children in developing countries.
It’s easy to donate with the Shot@Life online donation tool …
Click HERE to activate the “Donate” button.
Our goal is to raise $405 from our friends in the ‘405’ are code.
Even a small gift will help!
What’s it about? It’s as simple as this. Vaccines save lives. We know they do because respected UN agencies like UNICEF and the World Health Organization are tracking the results.
“The dramatic decline in preventable child deaths over the past quarter of a century is one of the most significant achievements in human history. The global under-five mortality rate has declined by nearly half (49 per cent) since 1990, dropping from 90 to 46 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2013. The under-five mortality is falling faster than at any other time during the past two decades. Thanks to the accelerated progress in reducing child mortality, the world saved almost 100 million children– among them, 24 million newborns – who would have died had mortality remained at 1990 rates.”
|Watch a 90-second YouTube video about Shot@Life here
A major factor in this significant achievement has been the increasing availability of vaccines. Yet, according to UNICEF, “One child dies every 20 seconds from a disease preventable by vaccine.”
Major challenges persist. More than 30 million children are unimmunized either because vaccines are unavailable, because health services are poorly provided or inaccessible, or because families are uninformed or misinformed about when and why to bring their children for immunization.
How Your Gift will Help. Vaccines currently help save 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every year. With your help, global vaccination programs can stop the 1.5 million unnecessary deaths that still happen every year, and ensure that all children, no matter where they live, have a shot at a healthy life.
|Team Immunity OKC
is led by Priya Desai,
UNA-OKC President and
a “Shot at Life” Champion
Your donation to Team Immunity OKC will go directly to the “Shot@Life” campaign of the United Nations Foundation.
Shot@Life has developed partnerships with other public and private organizations to deliver vaccines where they are needed the most. Partners include the GAVI Alliance, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the American Red Cross, and others. See a complete list of Partners here …
The campaign’s Implementing Partners have a proven track record. Their work has already contributed to a 99% reduction in polio, a 74 percent reduction in measles-related deaths, and the introduction of vaccines for the two most deadly childhood diseases, pneumonia and diarrhea.
More About the Campaign. Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
Read more about Shot@Life here … http://shotatlife.org/
Shot@Life Champions are a network of over 300 moms, dads, students, and activists dedicating their voice, time, and support to stand up for childhood vaccines.
Find out how you can become a Shot@Life Champion here …
Thank you for supporting Team Immunity OKC!
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It will make you feel good.