Health outreach workers speed along the Mekong River
to deliver vaccines and prenatal care to a remote community
in northeastern Cambodia; © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab
World Immunization Week is celebrated annually during the last week of April. The global public health campaign aims to raise awareness on the importance and benefits of vaccinations and to ensure every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. UNICEF Cambodia travels with health worker Vorn Vannak to witness his mission to vaccinate children in northeastern Cambodia.
KRATIE, Cambodia, 24 April 2018 – Most weekday mornings, you’ll find Vorn Vannak at the health centre in northeastern Cambodia’s Sambo village, where he vaccinates children. But today, he’s speeding on a boat down the Mekong River, headed for the sleepy village of Koh Sam, about 8 kilometers away.