Yet, the likelihood that a child born today will be fully vaccinated by the time they reach the age of five is less than 20 per cent. For children living in remote areas, accessing vaccinations and health care is even more challenging.
The is the reality for children in the Eñepá and Hoti indigenous groups in Bolívar state, Venezuela. Last year, we sent vaccination teams on the long journey on planes, on canoes and on foot to reach more than 1,300 vulnerable children.
For UNICEF, there is no child too far when it comes to preventing preventable illnesses in these isolated communities. This is what it looked like.