Measles Vaccination Campaign

Measles Vaccination Campaign

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  • In 2003, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated three million dollars to support a worldwide initiative that would provide measles vaccinations to children in 40 countries. The Church worked with the American Red Cross, United Nations Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations Children’s Fund, World Health Organization, and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
  • In 2004, the Church participated in a measles vaccination campaign in Madagascar. Some Church members volunteered their time by serving missions dedicated to the measles campaign.
  • During 2006, the Church participated in measles vaccination campaigns in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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