Universal Immunization Coverage in Africa: Further, Faster, Fairer

Universal Immunization Coverage in Africa: Further, Faster, Fairer

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. 

Routine Immunization: Anything but Routine

Routine Immunization: Anything but Routine

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.

Stop Rubella - Make Sure Every Child Gets the Rubella Vaccine

Stop Rubella - Make Sure Every Child Gets the Rubella Vaccine

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.

Polio: What you see is only the tip of the iceberg

Polio: What you see is only the tip of the iceberg

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.

Meningitis A

Meningitis A

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.

Moving Faster than Measles & Rubella

Moving Faster than Measles & Rubella

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.