Nigeria launches yellow fever vaccination campaign to stop outbreak in Edo state
20 December 2018 – The Government of Nigeria with support from WHO and partners launched this week a yellow fever reactive vaccination campaign. More than 1.4 million people from 9 months to 44-years-old are expected to be protected in this seven-day campaign, which will use part of the 3.1 million doses provided by the International Coordination Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Ghana launches Sub National Immunization Days (NIDs) against yellow fever
The Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with WHO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF has launched a sub national campaign aimed to vaccinate 5.3 million people against yellow fever in 9 regions in Ghana. The event took place in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The theme for the campaign is “Get vaccinated and be protected against yellow fever” and it will be conducted from Wednesday, 28th of November, to Tuesday, 4th of December, 2018. The main objective of this campaign is to maintain a high population immunity of all persons living in Ghana.
Uganda Virus Research Institute approved as a regional reference laboratory for yellow fever
26 November 2018 - The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has been certified to perform yellow fever regional reference lab functions in the Arbovirology department that supports yellow fever diagnostic surveillance. This makes UVRI the only certified Yellow fever reference laboratory in Eastern Africa and the second in the African Region, the other being Institut Pasteur Dakar (IPD) in Senegal.
The second phase of Nigeria's biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign gets underway
22 November 2018 - The Government of Nigeria – with support from WHO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF launched the second phase of the biggest-ever yellow fever preventive vaccination campaign in Nigeria. This step of the campaign, will run from 22 November to 1 December 2018 and will target 18.6 million people in the country.
Ethiopia to vaccinate more than 1 million people against yellow fever
16 November 2018 - The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with WHO and partners, have started a second vaccination campaign to protect high-risk populations against yellow fever. More than 1.3 million people will be protected in this seven day campaign, which follows a smaller, more focused campaign in October.
The vaccination campaign uses doses from the global emergency Yellow Fever vaccine stockpile managed by the International Coordination Group on Vaccine Provision (ICG) and funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
2nd EYE Annual Partners Meeting: Strengthening partnership and country commitment to eliminate yellow fever epidemics
18 October 2018 - The second EYE Annual Partners Meeting was held on 11-13 September in Dakar, Senegal. The event was hosted by UNICEF WCARO and jointly organized by WHO, Gavi, and UNICEF. Partners, country representatives, vaccine manufacturers, donors, and experts came together to discuss the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy achievements to date, and what the main challenges are anticipated looking forward. Mechanisms to accelerate the EYE strategy in the implementation of immunization activities with reliable vaccine supply were the main focus of the meeting.
The Republic of Congo to vaccinate more than one million people against yellow fever
26 September 2018 - The Republic of Congo, WHO and partners have started a vaccination campaign to control the spread of yellow fever in the port city of Pointe Noire and surrounding areas. More than 1 million people from nine months of age are expected to be vaccinated in this six-day campaign.
The vaccination campaign uses doses from the global emergency yellow fever vaccine stockpile managed by the International Coordination Group on Vaccine Provision (ICG) and funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
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