500,000 Children Immunized In Mongolia
The remote village of Tsagaanuur, Mongolia may seem like a forbidding place. Temperatures can plummet to -49° F. Residents have no running water. But medical teams working to immunize Mongolian children were not deterred – even if getting there meant traveling by reindeer.
In just six months, UNICEF helped reach more than 500,000 children (95 percent of the targeted group) with lifesaving vaccines that end measles and rubella outbreaks – part of a joint campaign by UNICEF, the Mongolian government, and partner organizations.
The success in Mongolia shows that every child can be vaccinated against measles and rubella, no matter where they live.
See the photo essay and learn about the immunization effort in Mongoiia at: UNICEF