The smallest things make the biggest difference. In #Nepal, ODFL helps vaccinate newborns against the 11 most common childhood diseases. We all know their names, but to us they are just medical textbook curiosities: measles; typhus; tetanus; cholera; diphtheria; yellow fever; etc. The reason none of us get them is that we’ve all been vaccinated.
If you have not been vaccinated, and your community has not been, you and they will spend a huge amount of your life in pain, suffering, contagion, and death. It is one of the reasons it is so hard to break out of the cycle of poverty: unless vaccinations are addressed, disease kneecaps all other development efforts.
In Nepal, ODFL works with One Heart Worldwide to not only reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality. But also to vaccinate newborns at birth against these diseases. The cost? $3. The return? More than $3,000 of averted pain, suffering, contagion and death. These data are from the Nepal Ministry of Health. We actually CAN change the world. See details here.