Your help is needed today to fight a polio outbreak in Somalia. You’ll provide urgently-needed vaccinations and more to help stop the spread of this deadly disease.
Before the outbreak in Somalia, the worldwide number of polio cases had decreased to only 223 last year. Since May of this year, however, over 160 cases of polio have already been reported in Somalia. Because of the low rates of vaccination in the country, it is estimated that more than 600,000 children are at risk of contracting polio in south central Somalia alone.
Your gift will not only help provide vaccinations to protect these children, it will also supply items like soap and educate families on safe food preparation and proper hand-washing to reduce the risk of spreading the disease. Community workers and other leaders will also be trained in identifying polio cases and responding quickly.
Your help is needed to help put an end to the polio outbreak in Somalia. Please give what you can today to help save lives.
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