Oct 24, 2019

New milestone towards a polio-free world, but there is no time to relax

In another historic step for humanity towards a world free of polio, an independent commission of experts today certified – on World Polio Day – that the second of three types of the wild poliovirus had been eradicated globally...

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Sep 28, 2019

WHO and partners start an emergency measles vaccination campaign

With the world’s largest and fastest-moving measles epidemic continuing to expand throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Government with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners ...

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Aug 30, 2019

Gavi sets ambitious goal to immunize 300 million people by 2025

Vaccine Alliance launches US$ 7.4 billion fundraising drive to deliver the highest return on investment to date offering broad protection against 18 diseases, saving up to eight million lives from 2021-25 Developing countries set to make the largest investment...

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Aug 19, 2019

Ministerial gathering to shape Africa’s health agenda opens in Brazzaville

The 69th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa opened today in Brazzaville, with Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso calling for stronger health systems, concrete action on counterfeit medicine and universal access to health care...

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Jul 19, 2019

Renewed impetus to achieve universal access to immunization by 2030

As the Global Vaccine Action Plan GVAP) 2011-2020  nears its conclusion in 2020, a regional consultation was held this week by the WHO Regional Office for Africa to shape a new immunization strategy for the next decade with the aim that everyone, everywhere...

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May 23, 2019

African Parliamentarians commit to urgent action to increase immunization

The Pan-African Parliament has adopted a resolution on the establishment of an African Parliamentarian Caucus on Immunization, to drive forward the body’s commitment to ensuring that all children across the continent have access to the vaccines they need...

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