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Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines at first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines at  first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

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With one in five African children lacking access to all needed and basic life-saving vaccines, ministers of health and other line ministers countries committed themselves to keep immunization at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality, morbidity and disability.

Meningitis A nearly eliminated in Africa through vaccination, reaching more than 235 million people

Global vaccine experts and officials from all 26 African “meningitis belt” countries have convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate one of Africa’s biggest public health achievements—the introduction of a vaccine, MenAfriVac®, designed, developed, and produced for use in Africa, that in five years of use has nearly eliminated serogroup A meningococcal disease from meningitis belt countries and is now being integrated into routine national immunization programs.

Media Advisory: The Meningitis Vaccine Project Closure Conference

Media Advisory: The Meningitis Vaccine Project Closure Conference

Global vaccine experts and officials from all 26 African “meningitis belt” countries will convene in Ethiopia next week in advance of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization to celebrate one of Africa’s biggest public health achievements—the introduction of a vaccine that in five years of use has protected more than 235 million people in 16 countries, nearly eliminating meningitis A disease on the continent. 

African Leaders to Gather in Ethiopia for First-Ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

African Leaders to Gather in Ethiopia for First-Ever  Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

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4 December 2015 – African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24-25 February 2016, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines. 

Líderes africanos reunidos pela primeira vez na Etiópia Conferência Ministerial sobre Imunização em África

Líderes africanos reunidos pela primeira vez na Etiópia  Conferência Ministerial sobre Imunização em África

4 de dezembro de 2015- Líderes africanos, entre os quais ministros da saúde, finanças, e ministros de outras áreas, irão reunir-se em Addis Abeba, Etiópia, em 24 e 25 de fevereiro de 2016, para a Conferência Ministerial sobre Imunização em África - a primeira convocação de sempre a nível ministerial com um objetivo único de garantir o acesso a vacinas que salvam vidas a todas as pessoas do continente.

Premier rassemblement des dirigeants africains en Éthiopie Conférence ministérielle sur la vaccination en Afrique

Premier rassemblement des dirigeants africains en Éthiopie  Conférence ministérielle sur la vaccination en Afrique

4 décembre 2015 – Des dirigeants africains, notamment les ministres de la santé, des finances et d'autres ministères compétents, vont se rassembler à Addis Abeba, en Éthiopie, les 24 et 25 février 2016, pour la conférence ministérielle sur la vaccination en Afrique. Il s'agit du tout premier rassemblement ministériel ayant pour objectif unique d'assurer à tous les habitants du continent l'accès à des vaccins capables de sauver des vies.