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Lions Clubs International and GAVI Alliance Partner to Protect Children from Measles
The GAVI Alliance and Lions Clubs International announced a unique partnership designed to protect tens of millions of children in the world’s poorest countries against measles, a highly infectious disease that kills an estimated 430 people every day, mostly in developing countries. Under the partnership, Lions Clubs – the world’s largest service club organization – will deploy its network of 1.35 million volunteers to raise US$30 million and to improve access to vaccines through the GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership whose mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunization in the world’s poorest countries. The funds raised by the Lions will be matched by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million. The announcement was made at the Lions Clubs’ 96th annual convention in Hamburg, Germany. - See more
Lions Clubs International Announces Historic Expansion of Partnership with Special Olympics
Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics, expanding worldwide efforts to support the inclusion and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. Building on the organizations’ 14-year history of collaboration, this pledge is part of a new multi-year partnership plan that will strengthen ties between Special Olympics and Lions Clubs International at the country and the community level. The partnership is providing health services, engaging youth and encouraging family support to benefit the global population of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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This year's 100% MJF Clubs
Congratulations to those clubs that have achieved 100% Melvin Jones Fellows this year! Every single Lion in these clubs is a Melvin Jones Fellow and the club achieved this feat within the last Lions’ year (2012-2013). These clubs were honored at the LCIF luncheon during the International Convention in Germany. Please extend your congratulations to these clubs.
|100% MJF Clubs|
|BELO HORIZONTE CARMO SION||BRAZIL|
|BUCHON JUNGANG L C||KOREA|
|SONGTAN PYUNG SONG||KOREA|
|POHANG HAE DONG||KOREA|
|IRVINE & DISTRICT L C||AB||CANADA|
|DELHI NAYA BAZAR||INDIA|
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