You don’t hear too much about Tetanus these days — it is super rare in the developed world. The US CDC says there’s an average of less than 30 cases in the United States every year. That’s because Tetanus vaccination rates are so high.
In the developing world, that’s not the case.
This story from UNICEF Television shows how the global health community and local partners are boosting awareness about Tetanus and trying to increase vaccination levels in one of the most remote, hard to reach communities in Kenya. How remote is this community? Kids paddle makeshift rafts across crocodile infested waters to go to school, where the vaccine is made available. Watch and be amazed.