Sophie la girafe/Médecins Sans Frontières

In 2019, Sophie la girafe is pleased to announce the renewal of her partnership with

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), whose values she shares.

Launched in March 2018, the goal of this partnership was to fund 150,000 measles vaccines around the world.

Thanks to an international mobilization, the partnership has surpassed the original target by reaching the 200,000 vaccines funded to date.

This year, the partnership is re-edited to fight measles, where it remains a threat.

A simple gesture: by purchasing the Sophie la girafe award gift set, Sophie la girafe is committed to fund

the equivalent of 3 vaccines against measles for the benefit of Médecins Sans Frontières.



From March 1st 2018 until December 31st 2019,
Sophie la girafe joins Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) for a beautiful operation...

Médecins Sans Frontières
Already
funded vaccines!

SOLIDARITY CHAIN: # 1HEARTWITHSOPHIE

 

Post on Instagram or Facebook a photo of a red heart on the arm accompanied by hashtag # 1HeartwithSophie: Sophie la Girafe is committed to fund a vaccine against measles by post published at Médecins Sans Frontières!
1 shared photo with a heart on the arm = 1 measles vaccine funded *!
* Sophie la girafe is committed to fund a vaccine per post in the limit of 5000 posts accompanied by the # 1heartwithSophie broadcast on Instagram or Facebook between March 1 and December 31, 2019.
Médecins Sans Frontières

FOR OVER 45 YEARS...

EACH YEAR, MORE THAN 20 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER FROM MEASLES.

Measles is a viral disease that is spread by droplets of infected saliva in suspension in the air (sneezing, coughing). Measles is one of the most contagious diseases: it is estimated that one sick person could contaminate up to 18 other people (compared with 10 for mumps and 2 for Ebola).

This pathology represents a major danger, especially among children under five years of age.
The mortality associated with this disease has declined sharply over the past 30 years (89,780 deaths in 2016, while there were 733,000 in 2000 and 2.5 million in 1980), but the objective set by the WHO in 2000 to reduce the number of deaths by 95% by 2015 has not been reached.

Measles is still common in many developing countries. More than 20 million people suffer from it each year. Death from measles occurs in countries where the per capita income is low and the health infrastructure is fragile.

 

The best way to reduce mortality linked to measles is still therefore to strengthen prevention. The WHO advocates the vaccination of children with two injections. A vaccine has existed for 30 years. It is effective for approximately 85% of vaccinated children and confers a protection of several decades.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS : VACCINATE TO PROTECT THE MOST

#SLGagainstmeasles