SOURCE: Free Vaccine Inc.

July 03, 2008 16:07 ET

GiveVaccines.org Creates Quiz Web Site to Donate Life-Saving Vaccines to Impoverished Children Around the World Through the GAVI Alliance

The Online Vocabulary Game at www.GiveVaccines.org Features English Words and Medical Terminology

ORANGE, CA--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - Free Vaccine Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about vaccine-preventable diseases and empowering individuals to be a part of the solution, has launched www.GiveVaccines.org. The site features a fast-paced vocabulary quiz focusing on word roots, English words and medical terminology. For every correct answer, GiveVaccines.org will donate .01 milliliter (ml) of life-saving vaccine to the GAVI Alliance vaccine program.

"By playing the online quiz at GiveVaccines.org, you can improve your English vocabulary skills, enhance your command of medical terminology and help save lives worldwide," said Dr. Samuel Rabinowitz, chairman, Free Vaccine. "Each year, nearly 2.5 million children succumb to diseases that could be averted through vaccination. Free Vaccines is dedicated to decreasing this alarming number, as well as increasing awareness about vaccine-preventable diseases."

According to the GAVI Alliance, one in four children living in the world's developing nations do not have access to the most basic health services. These children are 10 times more likely to die from preventable diseases than children in countries where vaccines are readily available.

About GiveVaccines.org and Free Vaccine Inc.

Free Vaccine Inc. is a 503 c (3 ) non-profit organization established in Orange County, Calif., in 2008 to administer the GiveVaccines.org interactive learning Web site quiz. All net proceeds from advertising revenues will be donated to the GAVI Alliance for the purchase of life-saving vaccines. The goal of the founders is to help prevent the spread of disease in the neediest areas of the world while providing an enjoyable vehicle for the participants to improve their English vocabulary skills and gain greater command of medical terminology. To play this interactive learning quiz, go to www.GiveVaccines.org.

About The GAVI Alliance

The GAVI Alliance is an unincorporated public-private partnership launched in 2000. It comprises partners, including UNICEF, WHO, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, developing country governments, donor country governments, the vaccine industry, civil society groups, and research and technical health institutes. A secretariat, based in Geneva, coordinates Alliance activities including policy development and support to countries. UNICEF hosts the secretariat. Learn more at www.gavialliance.com.

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