Investment case for vaccine-preventable diseases surveillance in the African Region 2020-2030
The investment case for vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) surveillance is a high-level framework applicable to all countries in the African region. It creates an overview of the situation on a continental scale, to understand the overarching challenges, to assess the maturity of African countries’ VPD surveillance systems using standardized methodology, and to establish the investments and benefits expected from strengthening these systems. Finally, it defines a shared vision for VPD surveillance in Africa for 2030.
This work at the regional level must be complemented by detailed analyses at the country level in order to adapt the high-level vision to the local context, to align with the existing situation and current country priorities, to adopt a more granular approach in terms of costing and investment, to integrate with the local Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy, and to build a pragmatic and actionable roadmap. It is essential that these processes and outcomes are owned by the local government and stakeholders.