How to save 16,000 children’s lives
Low immunization coverage contributes to Haiti having the highest infant mortality rate in the Caribbean. Fewer than half of all children receive every immunization dose. Around two child deaths in ten are caused by diseases that could be prevented by vaccines, such as diphtheria, pertussis, measles and neonatal tetanus.
New research by Magdine Flore Rozier Baldé, economist, Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation explores how to expand recent efforts to reduce this death rate through expanding immunization coverage.