Inefficient monitoring and a lack of information have held up the administration of vaccines in Africa. As a result, millions of children are not being vaccinated. Another problem that arises from not having a vaccine registry is that many patients are re-vaccinated unnecessarily, which could lead to a waste of vaccines.
It is estimated that 2.5 million children born this year will die before their fifth birthdays.
The biometric system will make sure that adults and children are identified in the registry using their fingerprints. This will help them create a large database where all of their vaccination histories are controlled. It will also allow them to keep track of which vaccines are administered to citizens.