Third African Vaccination Week, 22-28 April 2013


The third African Vaccination Week (AVW) will be celebrated from 22–28 April 2013 under the theme “Save lives. Prevent disabilities. Vaccinate”.

All 46 Member States of WHO in the African Region are expected to fully participate in this year’s edition in order to strengthen immunization programmes by drawing attention to, and increasing awareness of, the importance of every person’s (particularly every child’s and woman’s) need and right to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases; and also to receive other high impact public health interventions.

A regional launch is planned in Kampala, Uganda, for 27 April to coincide with the formal introduction, by that country, of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine into its national routine immunization schedule to avert infant and child deaths due to pneumonia.

The third AVW is being celebrated at a time when significant progress is being made in improving immunization coverage in the African Region through the “Reaching Every Child in Every Community” approach and refocusing on the core elements of the immunization system.


Launch of the 3rd Edition of the Africa Vaccination Week in pictures (Uganda)


  1. A banner announcing the theme for the Africa vaccination week at the launch venue
  2. A young mother with her child and vaccination card after receiving the service at the AVW launch venue
  3. WHO and UNICEF staff waiting for the function to begin.
  4. The WHO Country Representative Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu discussing with the Chairperson of Kamuli district Mrs Salam Musumba
  5. Uganda Minister of State for Health (Primary Health Care) Mrs Sarah Aceng Opendi in a discussion with Uganda’s Director General of Health Services Dr Jane Ruth Aceng (in yellow T.shirt).
  6. A nurse giving the Oral Polio Vaccine to a child at the launch venue.
  7. The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, the  Chairperson of Kamuli district Mrs Salam Musumba and the WHO Country Representative Dr  Wondimagegnehu Alemu observe Uganda’s National Anthem
  8. Happy mother after her child was immunized at the venue
  9. The WHO Country Representative  Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu who represented the WHO Regional Director handing over a football to the captain of the winning team. Looking on is the Director General of Uganda’s Health Services Dr Jane Ruth Aceng.
  10. Officials in a group photograph at the end of the function


Audiovisual material

Audio spots

icon Third African Vaccination Week, 22-28 April 2013 (1.09 MB)

icon Troisième Semaine Africaine de la vaccination, 22-28 Avril 2013 (1.18 MB)

Video spots

icon Video Spot: African Vaccination Week 2013 (3.39 MB)

icon Spot Video: Semaine Africaine de la Vaccination 2013 (3.58 MB)


Save Lives. Prevent Disabilities. Vaccinate

Sauvons des Vies. Prévenons des Infirmités. Vaccinons

Spot campagne de vaccination, faite pour la Semaine Africaine de la Vaccination Camerounais, avec le grand footballeur Roger Milla


wiw poster en web rgb-cpCampaign kit

World Immunization Week visual identity

Posters, banners: Protect your world - Get vaccinated

Photos for download

Video: Immunization saves lives