Several women are waiting for their turn to see one of the maternity doctors of the Nassian’s hospital. Today is a busy day as new-borns need to get vaccinated and mosquito nets are being distributed. The doctors will vaccinate the babies against – among

Mothers waiting with their newborn babies at the maternity health center in the village of Nassian, in the North East of Côte d’Ivoire.Today babies will receive basic vaccination to protect them against yellow fever, rotavirus, measles, influenza, tetanus, hepatitis B and tuberculosis. Mothers will receive mosquito nets. In Côte d’Ivoire, one children ouit of ten dies before the age of five years old and the vast majority die of easily preventable and curable diseases such as malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea.