Dolly Parton has donated $1 million( Ksh.118 million) to pediatric infectious disease research for a University’s medical center.
“I love all children. No child should ever have to suffer, and I’m willing to do my part to try and keep as many of them as I can as healthy and safe as possible,” Parton said during a press briefing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
According to the press release, Vanderbilt’s division of pediatric infectious diseases conducts research into how viruses and bacteria cause disease, resistance to antibiotics, preventing and treating infections in children with cancer and “research to define the impact of childhood infections throughout the world.”
In April 2020, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt that helped fund Moderna’s Covid -19 vaccine.