LDS Charities contributed US$ 1.5 million and the volunteer work of LDS members to support immunisation programmes in Ghana through the GAVI Alliance. The gift, which comprises US$ 1 million in new funding and US$ 500,000 contributed in 2011, was used to purchase vaccines and support immunisation programmes in Ghana and other GAVI-supported countries. The donation will be doubled as part of the GAVI Matching Fund by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. LDS Charities has designated immunisation as one of its major humanitarian initiatives. This commitment already has brought significant resources, visibility and tens of thousands of volunteers to support vaccine roll-outs, including GAVI’s historic immunisation drive in Ghana where the church arranged for 1.5 million SMS messages to be sent notifying Ghanaians about the programme.
|Location||Ghana, West Africa|
|Value||USD 3 Million|