Unfortunately, this story is shockingly common. An estimated 19.5 million children around the world miss out on full vaccinations every year. Many parents like the mother in this video desperately want to protect their little ones from deadly diseases. Conflict, weak health systems and poverty means that they just can't.
Poor access to vaccines is a huge part of why the world's poorest children are nearly twice as likely to die before the age of five as the richest. It can't go on.
UNICEF supporters help us reach children with life-saving vaccines every day. By targeting vulnerable children in hard-to-reach areas
and running immunisation campaigns for children living through conflict
, we're changing the story and helping more children survive and thrive into adulthood.
Support this life-saving work with a UNICEF Mother's Day Vaccine Pack
In 2018, no mother has to lose her child to a preventable cause. UNICEF has a special Mother's Day gift with a life-saving impact: a pack of vaccines to help mothers around the world keep their children safe from deadly disease. This year, give mum a gift with real impact - buy her a Mother's Day present that vaccinates children in the world's most remote and dangerous places.
Here’s how it works:
1. Purchase a Mother's Day Vaccine Pack. Each one contains 80 polio vaccines, 80 measles vaccines and a vaccine carrier.
2. We'll send a personalised card to your mum telling her about the life-saving impact she's making.
3. Real vaccines will be dispatched from a UNICEF warehouse by car, boat or foot to wherever they're most needed.
There's no better way to show your mum how much you appreciate everything she's done to keep you safe and protected. Buy one instantly to make mum's day and forever change the lives of vulnerable children.