Protecting children from measles in Samoa
Polu is just eight-months old, and is one of the many children who received a measles vaccination as part of a UNICEF-supported National Vaccination Campaign in response to a measles outbreak in the Pacific region.
Nurses like Lucy are on outreach programs to take vaccines and health care information to families that can’t make it to a clinic or vaccination site.
In response to the measles outbreak, UNICEF quickly deployed expert health staff, delivering more than 115,500 doses of measles vaccines and other resources such as tents.
This Inspired Gift helps UNICEF to continue to reach real children like Polu, providing them with a lifetime of protection from an otherwise deadly disease.