100 Women: Is child vaccination boosted by educating mothers?

Source: BBC News

Throughout history the empowerment of women has been linked to their education, which brings benefits not only to the women’s own lives but to the lives of their children too.

In developing countries, research shows a strong link between the education of mothers and immunisation of children against preventable diseases such as polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and tuberculosis.

Estimates suggest that a quarter of deaths of children under the age of fivecould be prevented by vaccines available today.

Developing countries: more education, more vaccination

In Sub-Saharan Africa, deaths of under-fives remain high.

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