For those people living in the countries that we are travelling through, basic health care is often not available or unaffordable. For this reason and given our collective experience of travelling extensively we have for many years financially supported Humanitarian Aid organisations in developing countries to help provide basic health care needs. These organisations include UNICEF, MSF (Doctors without Borders) and the Australian Red Cross.
The aim of all these organisations is to provide free, effective, basic health care including vaccinations, safe food, water and shelter to those most in need. Their aim is also to train local health workers to make their work sustainable in the long term. They are independent organisations and are entirely reliant on donor funding.
The following graphs illustrate global vaccination rates for three of the most important vaccine preventable illnesses.