The Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa will take place on February 24-25 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
African leaders—including health and finance ministers—will come together in Addis Ababa, making the conference a powerful platform for governments to demonstrate their commitment to expanding access to vaccines across the continent. The event will also bring together advocates, technical experts, policymakers, donors and journalists to examine how best to drive forward immunization across Africa, ensuring every child has access to the vaccines they need.
The conference will be hosted by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Offices for Africa and for the Eastern Mediterranean in conjunction with the African Union, reflecting the breadth of desire across the continent to drive improvements in access to immunization.
The conference will include sessions covering, among others, sustainable financing for immunization, the role of communities in coverage and demand, building stronger systems to improve child health, and leveraging regional partnerships to ensure high and equitable vaccination coverage.
Source: Every Woman Every Child
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