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Botswana's Measles, Rubella, and Deworming Initiative Partners with Church Again after Outbreak

Mormon Helping Hands Supports Immunizations

Service to others is an important attribute of the followers of Jesus Christ.  Mormon Helping Hands provides organized opportunities for Church members to give of their time and talents to bless those in need.

Because of the vast size of this initiative, trying to immunize 250,000 children, it takes many volunteers. Mormon helping hands provides people to assist in their communities.

The Church partnered again with the Botswana Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to provide the immunizations. 

In 2003, the Church donated three million dollars to support a worldwide initiative that would provide measles vaccinations to children in 40 countries. 
In 2004, it participated in a measles vaccination campaign in Madagascar.  Some Church members volunteered their time by serving missions dedicated to the measles campaign.
During 2006, the Church participated in measles vaccination campaigns in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

A worldwide church, it partners with others to provide help and service in many ways.

Botswana's children will benefit from this service.

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