Immunization is the key to ending vaccine-preventable child deaths and giving children a chance - and the right - to grow up healthy and reach their full potential. However, around the world, many children live in geographically remote areas, where getting access to vaccination programs becomes a challenge.
Such is the case of the Eñepá and Hoti indigenous groups, most of whom live in southern Venezuela. To reach 1,300 children in the community, UNICEF had to arrange a lightplane to mobilize the needed doses of polio, yellow fever, and measles vaccines.
In 2020, UNICEF Venezuela's target is to ensure that over 530,000 children under the age of one are vaccinated against measles.
No matter where in the world they are, UNICEF wants to make sure every child has access to life-saving vaccines. Help medical staff keep children healthy and happy.