An estimated 1.5 million children die each year due to a lack of primary immunizations, largely attributable to poor compliance and vaccine hesitancy. These preventable deaths are concentrated in low-resource regions, despite widespread vaccine availability. Globally, 13.5 million young children do not receive any vaccines, with nearly a third of these unimmunized children living in India. We have developed and validated an innovative, GPS and biometrically-linked record, reminder and monitoring software platform which can dramatically improve immunization rates by leveraging existing community resources. We will apply this technology in India to: a) achieve universal immunizations for 10 million young children in low-resource regions; b) monitor communities at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases using geospatial mapping and artificial intelligence and; c) provide an adaptable, culturally appropriate electronic immunization platform for all children. This will ensure that children in low-resource regions will no longer bear a disproportionate burden of vaccine-preventable diseases.
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