UNICEF donates vehicles to help Vanuatu vaccinations

UNICEF is providing four vehicles to the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to further support immunisation programs and help the ministry better achieve full vaccination coverage.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 01 May 2017
  • 10:50
  • News
UNICEF donates vehicles to help Vanuatu vaccinations Source: UNICEF

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The vehicles were donated as part of World Immunisation Week that finished April 30. They will give health workers and nurses reliable transport to the communities that depend on them for health services.
 
UNICEF Pacific representative Sheldon Yett noted transport as one of many challenges that contributed to high dropout rates in Vanuatu, resulting in children not receiving all of their scheduled vaccines.
 
According to the Vanuatu National Statistics Office, only one in three children aged 12-23 months had received all their basic vaccinations at some time before the 2013 survey, and only 57% of children in the same age range had their vaccination card seen. 
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