Immunization and Vaccines Development

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Technical support is provided to countries in the African Region in order to contribute to the reduction of disease, disability and death due to vaccine preventable diseases through achieving and sustaining high immunisation coverage, eradicating poliomyelitis, eliminating neonatal tetanus, controlling yellow fever and introducing new vaccines.

WHO identifying innovative ways to strengthen immunization services in Central Africa
WHO identifying innovative ways to strengthen immunization services in Central Africa
Douala, 25 February 2015 –- The World Health Organization (WHO) Inter-country Support Team (IST) for Central Africa is convening its Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Managers’ meeting in Douala, Cameroon from 23 to 27 February 2015 to strengthen and improve access to immunization services in 10 countries in Central Africa.

The meeting was officially opened by the Secretary General of the Littoral region on behalf of the Governor and attended by more than 120 participants including the WHO and UNICEF Representatives in Cameroon.

Meningitis A vaccine now recommended in routine immunization schedulesBrazzaville, 20 January 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends the conjugate meningitis A vaccine MenAfriVac® to be introduced in routine immunization schedules in sub-Saharan Africa. This recommendation ensures that infants are protected against meningitis and population-wide immunity is maintained.

The use of the MenAfriVac® vaccine to prevent meningitis A epidemics is one of the greatest vaccination success stories in public health history and highlights what partners can accomplish when unified by a compelling cause. In 2014, the MenAfriVac® campaigns reached more than 63 million people with remarkable success.

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Integrated child survival interventions

Measles Elimination

Monitoring and Evaluation

Polio Eradication

 


Reach Every District (RED) Approach

Tetanus Elimination

Vaccine Research and Development

Yellow Fever Control