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ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 4 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Not politically partisan, we raise public awareness and press political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs. ONE is not a grant-making organization and does not solicit funding from the public or receive government funding. ONE is funded almost entirely by foundations, individual philanthropists and corporations. We achieve change through advocacy. Our teams in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives. To learn more, go to ONE.org.

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Petitioning The President of the United States

Urge Obama to Fund Proven Vaccines that Will Save 4 Million Children

Vaccines are often called the best buy in public health. Now, for the very first time, we have two new vaccines that will help stop pneumonia and diarrhea--two of the biggest killers of kids under 5 around the world. Let's ask President Obama today to help fund these two proven vaccines and save 4 million children's lives in 5 years. Roughly one of every three child deaths—a total of nearly 3 million each year—is caused by pneumonia or diarrhea; that’s more children’s lives lost than to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Vaccines can prevent two diseases that are not typically fatal in the West from becoming a death sentence to children in the developing world. Not only do vaccines help protect against preventable death from disease, they also help significantly reduce the likelihood of future illness and disability. Vaccines help generate savings by reducing clinic visits and hospitalizations and allowing children and adults to participate in school and work as productive members of society. Vaccines are called the “best buy in public health” because they have proven again and again to be cheap, easy to administer and effective.   Supporting vaccines can help dramatically reduce child deaths and give children a healthy start in life. Urge President Obama to fund these new, proven vaccines that will save 4 million children. 

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