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Title: Regional Strategic Plan for the Expanded Programme on Immunization, 2006-2009 Report of the Regional Director
Authors: Regional Committee for Africa, 56
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: WHO. Regional Office for Africa
Place of publication: Brazzaville
Language: English
Abstract: 1. Vaccine-preventable diseases still account for a high burden of childhood morbidity and mortality in the African Region. Regional diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT3) coverage increased from 54% in 2001 to 69% at the end of 2005. Wild poliovirus transmission is now restricted to only one country in the Region while there has been a 60% reduction in measles mortality since 1999. 2. Several challenges that limit access to and quality of immunization services in many countries include ensuring sustainable funding for immunization, continuous vaccine supply, immunization safety. Sector-wide barriers, including insufficient political commitment, insufficient trained health workers and lack of effective programme management, constitute additional challenges. 3. The goal of this strategic plan is to support Member States to provide high quality immunization services that will prevent mortality, morbidity and disability due to vaccinepreventable diseases and contribute to the strengthening of national health systems and the attainment of health Millennium Development Goals.
Description: Regional Committee for Africa Fifty-sixth Session Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 August–1 September 2006, Provisional agenda item 8.1
Subject: Immunization Programs
Disease Eradication
Health Status
Public Health
Gov't Doc #: AFR-RC56-7
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