Rotary grants provide a major boost

    The Rotary Give Every Child A Future project to introduce three vaccines into nine Pacific Island countries, reached a significant milestone this month (March 2020) with the approval of NINE Global Grants by The Rotary Foundation. These grants, one for each country for the first year of the…

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Measles in Samoa, our response

    In July 2018, two babies died in Samoa very soon after receiving their measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine. The Samoan national MMR vaccine programme was subsequently suspended for months while investigation into the cause of the babies deaths was carried out. This was proven to be a result…

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Rotary & UNICEF team up to vaccinate the Pacific

    An immunisation programme to reach 100,000 children in nine Pacific countries was launched in Wellington last week. The “Give Every Child a Future” project is the major international focus of civil society group Rotary as it celebrates 100 years of service in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.…

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Vaccine Project Launch in the Pacific

     TP+ Rotary partner with UNICEF to launch vaccine project in the Pacific Rotary launched their centennial projects at Government House, announcing a Pacific immunisation programme in partnership with UNICEF. The programme will reach 100,000 children with three vaccines in the Pacific.   Originally reported in TP+

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ADB Assistance in the Pacific

    ADB Assistance to Help Prevent Cervical Cancer, Other Infectious Diseases in Pacific The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a total financing package of $29.7 million to support the introduction of new vaccines in Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu through the System Strengthening for Effective…

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