Navigation Links
Astellas USA Foundation Continues Partnership with Shot@Life, Renews Commitment to Childhood Vaccines
Date:3/20/2017

For the third consecutive year, Astellas USA Foundation will continue to help support the delivery of measles vaccines to children in Latin America. To date, funding provided by the Astellas USA Foundation to the Shot@Life campaign of the United Nations Foundation has been used to help immunize more than 200,000 children in Latin America against measles as well as provide disease monitoring and surveillance that are essential to ensure that hardest to reach and most vulnerable children are vaccinated.

Measles, a highly contagious disease caused by a virus, kills nearly 135,000 children each year—that is more than 360 deaths every day. Children under the age of five living in poverty are especially susceptible to death and disability as a result of contracting the disease. However, coordinated worldwide vaccination efforts have made significant progress resulting in a 79% drop in measles deaths.

“Supporting access to health care and well-being is one of Astellas USA Foundation’s core areas of focus. We are committed to working toward enriching the quality of life by promoting good health,” said Moyra Knight, president of Astellas USA Foundation. “As we enter into the third year of supporting the Shot@Life campaign, we look forward to helping our society’s most vulnerable access the care they deserve to grow up healthy.”

In 2016, Latin America and the Caribbean became the first region in the world to have eliminated measles. This historic milestone represents decades of commitment from health workers, volunteers, and generous donors to ensure children across the region have access to life-saving vaccines. While the elimination has been an outstanding accomplishment, it is critical for the Region of the Americas to continue to reach all children to sustain high vaccination rates against measles and prevent outbreaks in the region.

“We are proud to partner with the Astellas USA Foundation to continue the fight to eliminate measles throughout Latin America,” said Martha Rebour, Director of the Shot@Life campaign. “The funding provided by the Foundation will help support the delivery of measles vaccinations and extend the campaign’s reach to all children in the regoin through strong immunizations programs.”

Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, educates, connects and empowers individuals to champion global vaccines as one of the most effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries.

# # #

Contact
Anna Kavaliunas
Communications Manager, Shot@Life
akavaliunas(at)unfoundation(dot)org
570.259.2205

About Shot@Life
The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign collaborates with many organizations and corporations to broaden American support for childhood immunizations in developing countries against diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio. Together, these partners are working with Shot@Life to benefit UNICEF, the World Health Organization and other implementing partners to save lives and improve the health of millions of children around the world through life-saving vaccines. Go to ShotAtLife.org to learn more.

About The United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: http://www.unfoundation.org.

About Astellas USA Foundation
Astellas USA Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that awards grants to support charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes. To learn more about Astellas USA Foundation please visit: http://www.astellasusafoundation.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14137509.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. MD Magazine® and Contagion™ Partner with the C Diff Foundation
2. Institute for Healthcare Improvement and National Patient Safety Foundation Agree to Merger
3. Cole Insurance Agency Initiates Community Involvement Program in Littleton, CO and Launches Campaign in Collaboration with the Wishbone Foundation
4. Alliance Healthcare Foundation Announces 26 Recipients of 2017 Mission Support Grant Program
5. The V Foundation Introduces March Fundraisers to Accelerate Victory over Cancer
6. Mediaplanet Announces Collaboration with Andrea Bocelli, Soledad O’Brien, Hearing Health Foundation, and Many More in Their new Vision and Hearing Campaign.
7. iaedp Foundation Announces Top 5 Finalists for 2017 “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Art Competition
8. Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event Returns to Miami Beach to Benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation
9. The Foundation for Global Sports Development to Host Diverse Symposium on Doping in Sport
10. Alliance Healthcare Foundation Announces New InvestUp Funding Opportunity
11. Trinity Health AND U.S. Soccer Foundation Expand Access to Soccer Program Proven to Positively Impact Children’s Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... 82% of adults are unaware of the dangers that infectious bacteria play in ... minimum two times a day that dentists recommend. The ramifications of improper oral upkeep go ... and adults missing 164 million hours of work each year due to dental issues. That ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... GA (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... the release of SmartBen NOW, an innovative mobile app and centralized benefits dashboard ... and present critical information securely from multiple locations. For the first time, employees ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The Wound Certification Prep Course ... Holdings, LLC, today announced that RestorixHealth® has officially endorsed WCPC as ... interested in becoming Certified Wound Specialist Physicians (CWSP®). , This collaborative effort ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... March 23, 2017 - Crawford ... easily reprint customer invoices, bills, statements and other correspondence when they have been ... to retrieve and print the documents and batch them for efficient handling. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ?This conference will prominently feature 150+ Hospital and ... and Director, AMN Healthcare: Susan Salka , 43rd President of the United States ... Big Fight My Life In and Out of the Ring: Sugar Ray Leonard , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)...  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted ... adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with ... not received prior chemotherapy. This is the first FDA-approved ... skin cancer. "While skin cancer is one ... form called Merkel cell cancer have not had an ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... AUSTIN, Texas , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... www.digitalpharmacist.com ), a rapidly growing digital ... PocketRx, a mobile app that allows patients to ... including multi-store locations such as Denver Health Pharmacy, ... app. The acquisition helps Digital Pharmacist accelerate its ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Interpace Diagnostics Group, ... a fully integrated commercial company that provides clinically ... announced that it has entered into agreements to ... RedPath Shareholders ("RedPath") and concurrently terminate its royalty ... outstanding secured debt to RedPath amounting to $9.34 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: