A child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that can be prevented by something as simple as a vaccine. This is a result of one fifth of all children lacking access to the vaccines needed to survive. Vaccines are one of the most affordable ways to save and improve the lives of children around the globe. In the last 50 years, immunizations have saved the lives of more children than any other medical invention. But, we still have a long way to go as it is estimated that 1.5 million deaths each year could be further prevented with vaccines.
To help change these statistics, Brand Spirit has partnered with United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign, leaders in the field of supporting childhood vaccination. For every $100 in products that our customers purchase, we help provide one vaccinations to children around the world.
In developing countries, the effort of the United Nations and the global vaccine community has already contributed to a 99% reduction in polio, a 79% reduction in measles-related deaths, and the introduction of vaccines that prevent the primary causes of pneumonia and diarrhea, the two leading causes of childhood mortality.