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May 5, 2008

Wyclef Leads Haiti's Child Vaccination Movement

Haitian-born music star Wyclef Jean is again helping his homeland, getting the word out in an effort to vaccinate more than five million children and youth against measles and rubella -- preventable diseases which kill Haiti's children in droves each year.

The producer, solo-standout and Fugees star kicked off the second phase of the ALAS project with a new public service announcement aimed at the citizens of the impoverished island nation (watch above). ... Wyclef is a founding member of the ALAS Foundation.

Millions of young Haitians are not vaccinated against measles and rubella. The effort is expected to prevent more than 1,200 CRS cases over the next decade and is part of a larger effort by the countries of the to eliminate both rubella and CRS regionwide by 2010. Continue reading

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