CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY by GIVING FAB JABS

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MOTHER’S DAY – MEASLES VACCINE – PROTECT KIDS

Celebrate Mother’s Day by giving fab jabs

In 2013, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12, and this year I hope you will honour mums by giving “fab jabs” – vaccines for measles!

Measles claim 430 lives daily, 18 in the next hour alone. Young children are most at risk. Kids in Congo’s Equatorial Province are fighting a measles epidemic right now. Help HandUp Congo stock Lotumbe village’s pharmacy shelves by donating to HandUp Congo’s partner Global Ministries’ measles fund.  With our help, Dr. Bosolo, the rural health zone coordinator for this region of Congo, has already taken donated funds from Australian Rotarians to Lotumbe.  He tells us that the DRC government does not supply medicines.  So Congolese throughout the vast nation rely on nonprofits and individuals to provide funds for medicine. Dr. Bosolo is personally overseeing implementation of measles vaccinations on…

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