The FIFTH CHILD needs Life-saving Vaccines

See the need

Each year more than 1.5 million children die from a vaccine-preventable disease—that’s one child every 21 seconds. In fact, 1 in 5 children does not have access to vaccine initiatives.

Why we care

Technology combined with compassion can cross the distance to reach that Fifth Child. exists to demonstrate that truth, providing caregivers with vital tools to deliver much needed care to patients from all walks of life and all corners of the globe.

What we do

We build open source humanitarian software that tracks immunizations administered to patients in remote areas of the world. Our approach focuses on these crucial aspects:

  • guide community health workers to accurate vaccine delivery
  • capture treatment data to assure continuity of care
  • provide mobile capability to healthcare teams in areas without Internet access

Introducing the FC-Connect system

Caregivers need every available tool to make a difference in these young lives, and by combining mobile technology with intelligent vaccine guidance software, FC-Connect will provide tools to maximize use of vaccines and reach into the most remote areas. applications will bring expert guidance to those providing health care to remote and poorly served populations. The project aims to strategically equip builders of immunization information systems around the world with a reference implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s CDSi Logic Spec. The FC-Connect system will use the reference implementation to provide recommendations and guide field medical personnel who might not be familiar with the epidemiology domain.

We are looking for people who want to help us build FC-Connect for a better world.

To get started with WorldVax development, visit our project page on Github. on The Talking Devs podcast

The Talking Devs podcast logo

The Talking Devs podcast invited @worldvax founders Jeffrey Miller (@xagronaut) and Dennis Dunn (@ansofive) to be guests on their show!

Give a listen to learn more about our efforts.

A big thanks to Calvin Allen (@_CalvinAllen) and Chris Bohatka (@cjb5790) for being great hosts. We had a great time.


We also gave shout-outs to a bunch of folks:

Show notes

Complete show notes can be found on the episode page.

Can you help?

We’re looking for partners to jointly develop and test this solution. We want to get it right, for the benefit of the patients we want to help.

If you can help, please contact us.

Learn more about and FC-Connect


Imagine: expert decision support software in the hands of providers making vaccine choices at the point of care. Now mobile and global. Credit: Video created by Clutch.

What we're about - The presentation

In October 2013, Jeffrey A. Miller and Dennis Dunn presented the vision to the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) in Denver, Colorado at their 2013 IIS National Meeting.

The presentation video gives a great introduction into the vision and goals behind

Contact Us

Thanks for reaching out!

Please contact us via Twitter at @worldvax. We look forward to your message.