Vaccines in Cameroon

Lynn Powe recently returned from a short-term service with Mission Doctors in Cameroon. One of her tasks there was to help with vaccinations, including recording them in the UNICEF Vaccination Record book. Each child has a health record and is assigned a number.

Child vaccination rates in Cameroon are increasing. In 2004, less than 50% of children got all recommendation immunizations. By 2011, that number had grown to nearly 60%. This is in part thanks to nurses like Lynn, who administered vaccines and supporters like you that make Lynn’s service possible.

The World Health Organization estimates that 20% of under-five deaths—approximately two million deaths annually—could be prevented with existing vaccines.

Thank you for being part of our Mission of Healing, providing lifesaving medical care for the poor in Africa and Latin America.

Elise Frederick

 

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