Working towards eradicating tuberculosis in Côte d'Ivoire
Souleyman Djenebe, 28 years old, is at the hospital in the town of Bouake — in the center of Côte d'Ivoire — to vaccinate her newborn against polio and tuberculosis — two dangerous diseases that can cause life-long difficulties if caught when young. Souleyman says it's important for her that her baby gets vaccinated according to the advice given to her by UNICEF and partners so that her young child can be protected and healthy.
Although immunisation for newborns is mostly easy to access in Côte d'Ivoire, three children out of five do not get vaccinated before their first birthday.
UNICEF is working hard to make sure that every child is vaccinated against deadly yet preventable disease
— no matter how remote or critical their situation may be. This give will help protect children against tuberculosis — one of the most deadly diseases in the world.