Around 1.5 million children die around the world every year from diseases that could be prevented through vaccination. India has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the world at under 60% – well below the World Health Organization’s 90% target.
A simple necklace which contains a child’s vaccination records in a computer chip is helping boost the numbers protected in rural Rajasthan, India.
A computer chip inserted into the necklace communicates with smartphones or tablets, allowing health care workers in remote areas to access realtime data on the child’s vaccination schedule.
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