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Richard Mihigo, Alain Poy, Jethro Chakauya, Abubacar N’Diaye, Bernard Ntsama, Messeret Eshetu Shibeshi, Richard Luce, Balcha Girma Masresha
This study reviews the administrative routine immunization data from 15 African countries for the period from January 2018 to June 2020 to analyze the trends in the monthly number of children...
MoH Chad
La maladie à corona- virus (COVID-19) est transmise par des personnes porteuses du virus. La maladie peut se transmettre d’une personne à l’autre par le biais de gouttelettes respiratoires...
Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU, Anyie J. Li, Blanche-philomene Melanga Anya, Mbaihol Tamadji, Geoffrey Chirwa, Kwame W. Chiwaya, Mohamed El-Hafiz Djalal, Dah Cheikh, Zorodzai Machekanyanga, Joseph Okeibunor, Colin Sanderson, Richard Mihigo
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated the global methodology for assessing and reducing missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV), when eligible children have contact with the health...
Home-based record (HBR) for Chad circa 2012 (TT)
Carol Tevi-Benissan et al.
The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic plan outlines the phased removal of oral polio vaccines (OPVs), starting with type 2 poliovirus–containing vaccine and introduction of inactivated polio...
World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF
\"Each year, the WHO and UNICEF release an annual report that estimates global immunization coverage. The report offers a snapshot of the world’s progress toward achieving the Global Vaccine Action...
Simona Zipursky et al.
The Immunization Systems Management Group (IMG) was established to coordinate and oversee objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018, namely, (1) introduction of ≥1...
World Health Organization (WHO)
From 24-30 April 2016, countries in the African Region commemorated the 6th African Vaccination Week (AVW).The goal of AVW is to strengthen immunization programmes in the African...
Caroline L Trotter et al.
Background: In preparation for the introduction of MenAfriVac, a meningococcal group A conjugate vaccine developed for the African meningitis belt, an enhanced meningitis surveillance network was...
Nnadi C et al.
On August 10, 2016, 2 years after the most recent wild poliovirus (WPV) case was reported in Nigeria (in July 2014) (1), two WPV cases were reported in the northeastern state of Borno, which has been...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Strong progress continues to be made since the Health Assembly called for the worldwide eradication of poliomyelitis in 1988.1 At the time, poliomyelitis was endemic in more than 125 countries around...
María Clara Restrepo-Méndez et al.
Despite the improvements made in global immunization coverage for children over the past decade,1,2 an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still not being reached by routine immunization...
Joseph Okeibuno et al.
Background As part of the efforts to eradicate polioviruses in the African Region, structures were put in place to ensure coordinated mobilization and deployment of resources within the framework...
Elizabeth Tangel Chehab et al.
Introduction Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem that affects children across the WHO African Region. Countries have integrated vitamin A supplementation in different child health...
Mable Carole Tevi-Benissan et al.
Background Significant progress has been made to increase access to vaccines in Africa since the 1974 launch of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Successes include the introduction of...
Blanche-philomene Melanga Anya, Edna Moturi, Teka Aschalew, Mable Carole Tevi-Benissan, Bartholomew Dicky Akanmori, Alain Nyembo Poy, Kinuam Leon Mbulu, Joseph Okeibunor, Richard Mihigo, Felicitas Zawaira
Background Important investments were made in countries for the polio eradication initiative. On 25 September 2015, a major milestone was achieved when Nigeria was removed from the list of...
Etienne Minkoulou, Pascal Mkanda, Richard Mihigo, Joseph Okeibunor, Landoh Dadja, Peter Gaturuku, Ali Yahaya, Keith Shaba, Alain Poy
Introduction The PEI Programme in the WHO African region invested in recruitment of qualified staff in data management, developing data management system and standards operating systems since the...
Koffi Kouadio et al.
Introduction The continuous deployments of polio resources, infrastructures and systems for responding to other disease outbreaks in many African countries has led to a number of lessons...
Jean Kamso et al.
Introduction The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) massively invested to overcome the crippling disease in countries of the WHO African Region. In the context of economic crisis, almost...
Matshidiso Moeti
Introduction Recently we have recorded some progress against the transmission of poliovirus in the African Region. This is attributable to a number of factors, including commitment of global...
Steve Wassilak
In January 2012, completion of polio eradication was declared a programmatic emergency for global public health by the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) (1). Despite major...
The health needs of children and adolescents in humanitarian emergencies are critical to the success of relief efforts and reduction in mortality. Measles has been one of the major causes of child...
Catherine Bruckner & Francesco Checchi
Fragile states are home to a sixth of the world\'s population, and their populations are particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks. Timely surveillance and control are essential to...
Patrick Lydon et al.
The subject of the present study was a mass campaign against meningitis A that covered three regions of Chad and resulted in the vaccination of 1 807 158 individuals in December 2011. Although 12...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This report highlights the achievements made in expanding access to vaccines in Africa and discusses some of the remaining challenges to achieving universal access to vaccines. The timing of this...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In January 2012, polio eradication was declared a \"programmatic emergency for global public health\" by the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) (1). Since the Global Polio...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This report, prepared by the Secretariat for the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan, serves as the basis for the independent review. As was the case in 2013 and 2014, this report reviews...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Through efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), begun in 1988, indigenous transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV) had been interrupted in all but four countries (Afghanistan,...
Carl E. Frasch et al.
Although many years of application of meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines have had minimal success in preventing meningococcal epidemics in the meningitis belt of Africa, collaborative efforts to...
Kathleen Tiffay et al.
The development, through a public–private partnership, of a safe, effective, and affordable vaccine for sub-Saharan Africa, PsA-TT, offers a new paradigm for the development of vaccines...
M. Teresa Aguado et al.
In June 2001, BMGF awarded a grant of US$70 million to create the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) as a partnership between PATH and WHO, with the specific goal of developing an affordable MenA...
Simona Zipursky et al.
This study is the first systematic documentation of the potency of monovalent oral polio vaccine type 3 (mOPV3) kept at ambient temperatures during a polio immunization campaign in Chad. During the...
Thuy-Linh Nguyen et al.
This 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report evaluates the progress of the 15 countries with the greatest burden of under-five pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in implementing high-impact...
Schlumberger M et al.
Because new EPI liquid vaccines are highly sensitive to freezing and overheating, close monitoring of the cold chain is mandatory. The new Testostore 171-1 electronic thermometer (Testo) provides...
International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
The following report displays data and figures on the introduction status of Hib vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), rotavirus vaccine, and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)* both globally...
Simona Zipursky, Primitive Gakima, Paul Baoundoh, Mbaihol Tamadji, Martha H. Roper, Florence Fermon, Céline Langendorf, Camille Domicent, Aitana Juan-Giner, Rebecca F. Grais
Background: In resource-poor settings, cold chain requirements present barriers for vaccine delivery. We evaluated the immunogenicity and safety of tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine in “Controlled...