While there have been improvements in immunisation services many children still miss out on the vaccines. Three times more women die from cervical cancer in the Pacific than in Australia and every year, 1 in 18 children die before their fifth birthday In Kiribati.
Many of these lives could be saved by vaccines.

The project

Rotary will work with UNICEF to introduce three life-saving vaccines across nine Pacific Island countries; the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The Asian Development Bank is financing the introduction of these vaccines into four of the countries (Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa and Tuvalu) while Rotary will fund regional and other supporting activities in those four countries and fully fund the programme in the other five countries.

Impact

Rotary and UNICEF are aiming to deliver 100,000 vaccines over four years but this is just the beginning. This project will help strengthen the Pacific’s broader health systems and ensure the sustainable delivery of these vaccines into the future. Generations
will continue to benefit from this project. A truly inspiring Rotary legacy.

Vaccines

 
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) against cervical cancers
 
Pneumococcal vaccine against pneumonias, meningitis and blood infections
 
Rotavirus vaccine against severe diarrhoea

Funds will support

 
Vaccines  Procurement
 
Supplies      Including cold chain equipment, storage and logistics
 
Education  Healthcare workers, communities and partners
 
Technical support         Policy, management and systems strengthening
 
 
To donate and for more information: everychildafuture.com