Tetanus is typically contracted through unhygienic childbirth practises. The disease is swift, cruel and lethal but it is also highly preventable. An affordable vaccine given to women of childbearing age can stop tetanus.
That’s why Christemene, four months pregnant, walked with her two young children across Haiti’s mountainous terrain for an hour to get her vital vaccinations from a mobile post.
“I came to the church to get my injections and to get two of my children vaccinated,” Christemene says.