In February 2016, The World Health Organization’s Regional Offices for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Regions together with the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia hosted the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa (MCIA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Save the Children presents an infographic that explores their goal is to ensure that all children, regardless of where they are born and in all settings have access to immunisztion and other essential health services, towards Universal Health Coverage.
Explore the potential futures of meningitis in Africa and the history of the MenAfriVac vaccine rollout with these graphics from PATH and the World Health Organization.
Created by USAID and MCSP: Routine immunization is one of the most important health interventions we have to offer. Learn more about what potential we unlock when we invest in vaccination. Methods of expanding access to routine immunization and understanding their total impact will be major themes at the conference. Click here for a hi-resolution pdf.
Created by The Centers for Disease Control: Rubella is a viral infection that spreads in airborne droplets when people sneeze or cough. If a woman gets rubella while pregnant—especially in her first 3 months—serious consequences can result, including miscarriages, fetal deaths, still births, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Rubella virus is an important cause of severe birth defects.
Created by The Centers for Disease Control: Polio: What you see is only the tip of the iceberg. Polio is sneaky, silent and highly contagious. It doesn’t respect boundaries or social class – it is an equal opportunity paralyzer. Even 1 case is an outbreak. For every one case of polio, 200 more kids are infected.
By The Centers for Disease Control: Meningitis A is deadly, expensive and preventable. Meningitis A threatens the lives of 450 million people across 26 countries in Africa’s “Meningitis Belt,” mostly children and young adults. The sub-Saharan meningitis belt stretches from Senegal and the Gambia in the West to Ethiopia in the East.
By The Centers For Disease Control: Measles and rubella move fast. Failure to vaccinate children against measles and rubella puts them at risk of serious health complications, such as: pneumonia, diarrhea, brain damage, deafness, blindness and heart disorders.
Created by the Centers for Disease Control: The health of a population is supported by strong health systems. In order to allocate resources and make strategic decisions around health services, governments need reliable, high quality data.
Created by The Centers for Disease Control: We Need to Reach Every Child. In 2013, 21.8 million babies did not receive the 3rd doses of vaccinations needed to protect them against preventable but deadly diseases – that’s 1 out of every 5 babies unprotected.
Pneumonia kills as many as 1 million children under five and pneumococcal disease is the leading cause of pneumonia. Countries introducing pneumococcal vaccines with Gavi support could prevent 500,000 early deaths by 2015.