Fulfilling a promise: ensuring immunization for all in AFRICA

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 report coincides with the halfway point of the implementation of the Decade of Vaccines, a 10-year vision of the global health community to expand access to vaccines and immunization services to all by 2020. In 2012, all 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly (WHA) endorsed The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), a framework to achieve this vision. This report also reflects established commitments, priorities and plans to achieve immunization targets for the continent, as expressed by the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa and Eastern Mediterranean Regional offices. While immunization efforts involve a myriad of local and global actors, this report focuses largely on the achievements, roles and responsibilities of African governments, societies and leaders.


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  • Global initiatives


  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Cote D'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic Of The Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome And Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • United Republic Of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

WHO Regions

  • African Region