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1 email = 1 step closer to polio eradication

Polio cases have declined by 99.9% since 1988. Help us reach 100%. 

An anonymous donor is making a contribution for UNICEF to procure vaccines for vulnerable children. Show your support to the initiative by signing up with your email address and following the path of a vaccine from manufacturing to delivery (also called the cold chain!). You will also be included in updates for UNICEF news, programs and appeals.

Your email can save a life today

baby receiving a polio vaccine

UNICEF provides vaccines for 45% of the world’s children. But there are still millions more in need.

Despite the 99.9% reduction in polio cases since 1988 there are still too many children falling victim to this preventable disease. As long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio.

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How it works 

  1. An anonymous donor is making a large investment so UNICEF can procure vaccines. This donor wants to raise awareness about polio and is asking UNICEF supporters to join the initiative by adding their email addresses to this campaign. 
  2. Once you have joined, you will be taken on a journey to see how polio vaccines are made and delivered to babies and children in need. You will also be sent updates on UNICEF news, programs and appeals.*
  3. You will also be offered the opportunity to donate polio vaccines for children yourself or on behalf of a loved one.

*You can unsubscribe at any time.

Where will the vaccines go exactly?

The vaccines will go to the world’s most vulnerable children in areas of greatest need at the time of purchase. Your email could vaccinate children in the Central African Republic, Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Madagascar, Sudan, Ukraine, Yemen or in other countries where children face increased risk.

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The baby in the picture:

Baby receiving polio vaccine

The photo of this baby receiving a polio vaccine was taken in Khartoum, Sudan. At this time, the Second Sudanese Civil War was well underway, having a devastating impact on the population including famine and other humanitarian consequences. 

We don’t know the rest of this baby’s story, but we know we gave them a better chance to survive thanks to the Operation Lifeline Sudan, which allowed UNICEF and partners to distribute essential medicine, vaccines, food and clean water through safe passage ways.  

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