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Super child health agents are helping Brazil reduce preventable child deaths

FORTALEZA, Brazil, 16 October 2013 – “Hey, Miguel!” says Nicole, as she sits down beside him at a plastic table. “Do you know why vaccinations are important?” Miguel’s transfixed by Nicole’s affectionate smile, but, to be honest, he’s only 4 years old and is not quite sure what the answer is. No problem! Nicole has the answer, and she knows how to explain it to Miguel. Just 9 years old, Nicole is already a trained Super Child Health Agent. “Vaccinations help to keep children like us healthy,” she says to Miguel, holding his hands. “Vaccinations make sure that we don’t get any bad diseases.”

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