Help us support research that will save African babies and children from pneumococcal disease

The Immunisation Foundation of Australia is proud to support research that will save lives by dramatically reducing the costs of vaccination not only in developing countries, but around the world. With your help, we can prevent pneumococcal diseases and save the lives of African babies and children.

Pneumococcal disease is deadly in Africa.

The World Health Organization (WHO), estimates pneumococcal disease causes 1 million child deaths every year.

There is a safe and effective vaccine to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia and meningitis.

However, due to the expense, this vaccine is not widely used in all developing countries and the consequence is unnecessary infant and child suffering and ongoing deaths.

We are raising funds to support a vaccination study that will substantially reduce the cost of this vaccination, for low income countries and worldwide.

Any donations made over $2 are tax deductible and will pay for vaccinating children as well as local Tanzanian capacity building, training, equipment and expertise. 

The research project will be a collaboration between Australia and Tanzania and will take place in Northern Tanzania.

The work is pro bono publico, free of charge to Tanzania and for the public good.

Every $50 donation helps to protect 5 children against pneumococcal pneumonia and meningitis.

You can donate now by clicking the button below to visit our GiveNow platform!

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