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Get A Shot. Give A Shot: We Can Help All Kids Get Life-Saving Vaccines

The United Nations Foundation and its partners have come up with a novel idea. Appropriately named “Get A Shot, Give A Shot,” this campaign builds on the foundation's Shot@Life initiative. For every vaccine administered as part of the campaign between August 1 and October 14, a life-saving vaccine will be donated for children in developing countries.

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Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations

Some global health challenges can seem insurmountable. Innovations are the key to changing the system for the better. The global community needs to encourage more initiatives like these, including Gavi’s work to improve vaccine implementation and strengthen health systems. They are examples that I hope will inspire us to do more.

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Get A Shot. Give A Shot: We Can Help All Kids Get Life-Saving Vaccines

The United Nations Foundation and its partners have come up with a novel idea. Appropriately named “Get A Shot, Give A Shot,” this campaign builds on the foundation's Shot@Life initiative. For every vaccine administered as part of the campaign between August 1 and October 14, a life-saving vaccine will be donated for children in developing countries.

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Kindling family planning change in urban slums

The Urban Health Initiative in Uttar Pradesh, India, is breaking down barriers and increasing access to a range of contraceptive methods in urban slums.

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Get a Shot. Give a Shot. ®

To help provide greater access to vaccines for children in developing countries, while also improving immunization rates in the U.S., Walgreens and the UN Foundation developed “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” – a campaign through which Walgreens donates the value of a life-saving vaccine for each vaccine it administers at its pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.

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Universal Access to Reproductive Health Care: A Global Obligation & Opportunity

Providing universal access to reproductive health care — including voluntary family planning — is one of the great human rights issues of the 21st century. It is also one of the smartest investments we can make to create a more equitable and prosperous world.

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