Coming soon

XX November 2016 – On 24-25 February 2016, African leaders, including health, finance and education ministers, will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on expanding vaccine access across the continent.

The conference – hosted by the World Health Organization’s Regional Offices for Africa (AFRO) and the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in conjunction with the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia – will provide a powerful platform for African policymakers and advocates to celebrate progress toward expanding immunization coverage; discuss strategies for tackling the biggest challenges facing vaccine efforts; and strengthen their commitments to further improving access.

“The Ministerial Conference is a unique opportunity to secure buy-in at the highest levels for prioritizing immunization across the continent,” said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa. “Now is the time for Africa’s leaders to commit to ensuring that every child on the continent – no matter where he or she is born - receives lifesaving vaccines.”