The Center's Distinguished Seminar Series concludes the academic year with Amina Abubakar, professor of Psychology and director of the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University in Nairobi, discussing her experiences in Kenya that led to her focus on neurocognitive and mental health outcomes for children.
In helping families complete recommended vaccination schedules, vaccine hesitancy leads to reductions in vaccine coverage and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease. In urban settings around the world, hesitancy trends should be followed closely.
In sub-Saharan Africa, some of the highest rates of childhood death coincide with low vaccination schedule completion. Timely vaccinations increase protection and indicate whether a child will complete the full schedule of recommended shots.