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Lions-Measles Initiative Receives Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

July 27, 2010

We’re excited to announce that Lions and LCIF are joining a world-wide effort spearheaded by the Measles Initiative to protect children from measles – a leading cause of childhood blindness. This special Lions-Measles Initiative pilot program will take place in four African countries – Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali and Nigeria.

The Lions-Measles Initiative pilot program is being funded in part by a US$400,000 grant to LCIF from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. LCIF is providing an additional US$300,000 to support the project.

Lions in the four pilot countries will help manage the program locally. Our members will be directly involved in social marketing and vaccination activities, and Lions’ leadership teams will coordinate program implementation with Ministries of Health and other Measles Initiative partners.



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10 Comments
  1. September 28, 2010 5:13 am

    I feel honored on becoming a Lion, sponsored by Lion Er. Neeraj Saxena (113844) on 26.09.2010 in Patliputra Ashok, district 322E, and district Governor Lion Er. R.P. Singh.

    Thanks to all Lions
    Niraj Sinha

  2. shuhaab rabbani permalink
    September 6, 2010 5:57 am

    Measles has to be controlled in poor African countries as well as in India. I congratulate and extend my heartiest wishes to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for this noble gesture, equally LCIF contribution, God willing and with help from humanitarian organization will one day wipe out measles entirely from earth. Amen!

  3. Hari Ram Thapa permalink
    September 2, 2010 1:13 am

    I highly appreciate the measles initiative and extend congratulations for being able to receive Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s fund of US$400,000 and I hope it will continue in future.

  4. RAJUMANI permalink
    September 1, 2010 11:09 pm

    It is simply wonderful.
    I have no words to congratulate your achievements.
    Your are setting example for Lions!

  5. Lion Adv Masani permalink
    September 1, 2010 8:30 pm

    It is really great to know that such great things are happening. We are proud to say that we associating with such a great movement.

  6. July 28, 2010 3:58 am

    Great news. Congratulations!!

  7. Leo mega ifeanyi Dis4O4A permalink
    July 27, 2010 1:20 pm

    I like what is happening in Lions Club and I thank all lions/Dis president for all their effort.

  8. Lion Kumar Raj Subedi permalink
    July 27, 2010 9:20 am

    I highly appreciate the measles initiative and extend congratulations for being able to receive Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s fund of US$400,000.

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