Lions Clubs Commit Money, Volunteers To Help Prevent Measles
Huffington Post: Roaring Ahead to End Measles
Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“…One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination — and the [Lions Clubs] have exemplified this through their commitment not only to providing financial support, but also to serving as volunteers, delivering vaccines to children in last-mile clinics around the world. … Along with the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DfID), we at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are going to match the $30 million generated by Lions Clubs International to protect children from measles, bringing the total to US$ 60 million…” (7/8).