The African Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Network: A vaccine advocacy initiative

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dc.contributor.author Wiysonge, C.S.
dc.contributor.author Armah, G.E.
dc.contributor.author Madhi, S.A.
dc.contributor.author Were, F.
dc.contributor.author Kitaka, S.B.
dc.contributor.author Akoua-Koffi, C.
dc.contributor.author Gresenguet, G.
dc.contributor.author Gatheru, Z.
dc.contributor.author Maranga, P.W.
dc.contributor.author Dicko, A.et.al.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-03T08:38:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-03T08:38:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.other Vol.8(24): pp 24
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.4314/pamj.v8i1.71081
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/29750
dc.description.abstract Achieving high and equitable childhood immunisation coverage in Africa will not only protect children from disability and premature death, it will also boost productivity, reduce poverty and support the economic growth of the continent. Thus, Africa needs innovative and sustainable vaccine advocacy initiatives. One such initiative is the African Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Network, formed in 2009. This association of immunisation practitioners, vaccinologists, paediatricians, and infectious disease experts provides a platform to advocate for the introduction of newly available vaccines (e.g. 10-valent and 13- valent pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines) into the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) as well as increased and equitable coverage for established EPI vaccines. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pan African Medical Journal en_US
dc.title The African Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Network: A vaccine advocacy initiative en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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    The Department of Immunology conducts research in the field of immunology of infectious and non-infectious diseases. The Department has the overall goal of contributing knowledge to better diagnosis, management, control and prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases in Ghana and worldwide. This is consistent with the overall strategy of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and in line with the strategy of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Ghana.

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