Photography: Save the Children: GAVI Alliance: 02_IMG_7467web

South Sudan has some of the lowest immunization rates around the world, and in 2005, did not have a vaccine programme at all. By 2006, the Sudan Household Health Survey (SHHS 2006) reported 17% coverage of children under 1 year who are fully immunized against killer diseases. In rural Kapoeta North County, the number of people with access to vaccinations is even lower. Save the Children EPI Officer Viola Achayo registers mothers and children waiting to be immunized in Lomeyien. The vaccinations given are DPT3 for diptheria, pethusas (whooping cough) and tetanus, Polio, Measles and BCG for tuberculosis.

South Sudan has some of the lowest immunization rates around the world, and in 2005, did not have a vaccine programme at all. By 2006, the Sudan Household Health Survey (SHHS 2006) reported 17% coverage of children under 1 year who are fully immunized against killer diseases. In rural Kapoeta North County, the number of people with access to vaccinations is even lower. Save the Children EPI Officer Viola Achayo registers mothers and children waiting to be immunized in Lomeyien. The vaccinations given are DPT3 for diptheria, pethusas (whooping cough) and tetanus, Polio, Measles and BCG for tuberculosis.