One child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could be prevented from with a vaccine. Why? Because one in five children lack access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy.
Anne is proud to be a Global Advocate for Shot@Life, a United Nation’s Foundation campaign which aims to provide access to basic life-saving immunizations to children in the developing world. In April 2012, Anne attended and spoke at the launch of Shot@Life in Atlanta, USA which was also attended by Kathy Calvin, Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation; and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
Through her photographic work, sharing of images, social media and press engagements Anne advocates for the importance of raising money and awareness to provide vaccines that prevent four key diseases in the third world; pneumonia, diarrhoea, measles and polio. Every year 1.5 million children die every year from these vaccine preventable diseases. In fact, pneumonia and diarrhea are the two biggest killers of children under five, and account for more than one-third of childhood deaths worldwide.