Social mobilizers throughout Haiti spread the word about vaccines

Haiti is still struggling to cope with the aftermath of the devastating 12 January earthquake, which claimed more than 200,000 lives, destroyed schools, homes, and water and sanitation systems and left more than 1 million people homeless.

Immunization activities were severely affected by the quake. Many health-care facilities were damaged or destroyed, and the interruption of fuel and power supplies has had a major impact on health services. Facing low vaccination rates across the country – which pre-date the earthquake – UNICEF and its partners are now working to reach every child in Haiti with routine immunization.

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