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AdvocacyFebruary 13, 2020

Shot@Life Newsletter: February 2020

Thank You to Our Partners

Thank you for being part of Shot@Life’s mission to increase access to global childhood vaccines. Together we made a big impact in 2019!


Partner Meetings

This January, we attended the Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia in Barcelona, a convening of partners to join forces in ending childhood pneumonia. This gathering aimed to accelerate efforts to tackle this disease.

Takeda: Health Systems Strengthening: On November 19 at the “Reaching the Last Mile Forum” in Abu Dhabi, Shot@Life and partner Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced a $5 million USD pledge to strengthen health systems in Africa.

Walgreens: 50 Million Lifesaving Vaccines: In November, Shot@Life and Walgreens celebrated reaching 50 Million Vaccines provided through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot.™ partnership since its inception in 2013. Walgreens announced its commitment to provide 50 million additional vaccines over the next 5 years.

Philips Foundation: Employee Volunteer Success Story: From 2018-2019, Philips employees volunteered to reduce worldwide child mortality rates caused by childhood pneumonia and partnered with Shot@Life. The partnership exceeded its goal of 50,000 euros raised by employees, and funds raised were matched by Philips Foundation.

In the News

Look Ahead

Shot@Life’s 9th Annual Champion Summit will take place in Washington, D.C. from Monday, February 24 through Wednesday, February 26.

Closing Thoughts

Vaccine-preventable diseases continue to claim the lives of more than 1 million children around the world, and as the Coronavirus outbreaks have shown us, much work remains to strengthen health systems. In 2020, we will continue our work protecting the most vulnerable children. Join us!

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Martha Rebour

Martha Rebour joined the UN Foundation in June 2014. As Executive Director, she oversees campaign strategy and implementation, corporate partnerships, advocacy and communications activities of the campaign. Prior to joining the Foundation, Martha worked for 15 years in strategic branding, digital and social media marketing, messaging, creative development, partnership building, and consumer research for corporate and nonprofit clients. While at Discovery Channel, Martha crafted multi-million dollar marketing campaigns around events such as Shark Week and the award-winning series Planet Earth. In her spare time Martha enjoys cooking, reading contemporary fiction, and spending time traveling and being outside with her family.