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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...
Steve Ahuka-Mundeke et al.
BACKGROUND: In 2016, the response to a yellow fever outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo led to a global shortage of yellow fever vaccine. As a result, a fractional dose of the...
Callum Northcote
Aid to health has been instrumental in improving health outcomes in many places; however, all of these gains could be undone by a mismanaged donor transition. If donors transition too early, or en...
Freya M Shearer et al.
Background: Substantial outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola and Brazil in the past 2 years, combined with global shortages in vaccine stockpiles, highlight a pressing need to assess present control...
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...
Balcha G. Masresha et al.
In 2011, the 46 World Health Organization (WHO) African Region (AFR) member states established a goal of measles elimination* by 2020, by achieving 1) ≥95% coverage of their target populations with...
Justus Benzler et al.
Work on the revised strategy, “EYE” (Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics), started in July 2016 during the Angola and DRC outbreaks. A meeting of partners in September 2016 brought together...
Andrew T. Boyd, Diambi Dombaxe, Rosa Moreira, M.S. Oliveira, Eusebio Manuel, Carlos Navarro Colorado, Tatiana M. Lanzieri
The yellow fever outbreak declared in Angola in January 2016 soon became the largest recorded yellow fever outbreak in the country’s history. In response, the Angola Ministry of Health, supported...
Moritz U G Kraemer et al.
Background: Since late 2015, an epidemic of yellow fever has caused more than 7334 suspected cases in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including 393 deaths. We sought to understand...
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...
William Mwengee et al.
Introduction Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988, there has been a tremendous progress in the reduction of cases of poliomyelitis. The world is on the verge...
Lemma Fekadu et al.
Background Growing conflict and insecurity played a major role in precipitating polio outbreaks in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. In Angola, the early post-conflict situation was...
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...
Maimuna S Majumder et al.
Although the latest yellow fever outbreak appears to be approaching a close, nearly 2000 suspected and confirmed cases have been reported in Angola since December, 2015.1 Aggressive vaccination...
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...
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...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This guide outlines advocacy activities to build human, financial and political support for the Polio Eradication Initiative as a platform for strengthening preventive health services. It outlines...
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...
Kidd S et al.
We conducted an investigation of two outbreaks of poliomyelitis in Angola during 2007-2008 due to wild poliovirus (WPV) genetically linked to India. A case-control study including 27 case-patients...
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...
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
The annual progress report gives a comprehensive overview of the activities and performance of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, illustrating the work and achievements of this public-private partnership.