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Lions Clubs International Foundation - Measles Immunisation


Measles is a highly infectious and deadly disease, killing an estimated 430 people daily according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It weakens the immune system, making young children vulnerable to pneumonia, blindness, diarrhoea and encephalitis.

What are Lions Clubs doing?

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Lions Clubs and GAVI, (the Vaccine Alliance) work with Ministries of Health in developing countries to ensure children are vaccinated against measles and rubella. Apart from providing funding, Lions play a key role in social mobilisation efforts by working with local leaders, coordinating community-level publicity and serving as volunteers at vaccination centres. Measles kills about 160,000 people annually, mostly children under age five. GAVI provides and administers the measles and rubella (German measles) vaccines in a single injection.

Lions Clubs has committed to raising a further US$30 million for GAVI immunisation programs by 2017, when Lions Clubs celebrates its 100th anniversary. Lions contributions to the GAVI Matching Fund will be equally matched by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million.

"Giving the measles vaccine to children is one of the simplest things we can do to protect them from the disease and its dreadful consequences," said Justine Greening, the UK's Secretary of State for International Development. "The funds raised by Lions Members and matched by the UK will mean that millions of children will lead healthier and happier lives, able to better contribute to their communities."

What can YOU do?


  • $20 will protect the lives of 40 children (after your gift is matched)
  • $50 will protect the lives of 100 children (after your gift is matched)
  • $500 will protect 1,000 children from the terrible consequences of measles

The measles-rubella vaccine costs less than US$1 per dose to supply and administer.

Your donation will be matched, so double the dollar amount you give will go straight to where it's needed.

NO Administration Charges

Lions do not deduct any of our own administration costs from money we raise, so it's easy for you to see how many children's lives may be changed forever by your gift.

Contact Details

157 Ryedale Rd


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.