ADI Commitment on Surveillance

Attain and maintain high-quality surveillance for targeted vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).

Why it matters

Despite the progress made to strengthen routine immunization as well as national disease surveillance and response systems, inadequate surveillance systems still pose a risk to health security. Until now, most VPD surveillance efforts in Africa have been supported by polio funding, but with the continent nearing polio eradication, external funding is winding down. High-quality surveillance for targeted VPDs is essential to detect and respond early to risks and outbreaks in order to mitigate their impact on public health and on local economies.