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The future of immunization in Africa

Immunization is undoubtedly one of the most successful and cost effective public health interventions of all time. Since its inception in Africa in the late 1970s, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) has undergone major transformations. From the six diseases targeted by EPI in the early 70s, new and unde-used vaccines have been included in the EPI schedule in most countries in Africa. New financial mechanisms, renewed commitments by governments, donors and regional bodies, new vaccine and technology and the eradication of polio finally in sight augur a bright future for immunization in Africa. What have been and what will be the transformative forces for routine immunization in Africa? This is what the supplement "The Future Of Immunization in Africa" is about.

Guest editors: Robert Davis, Steve Cochi, Helen Rees

Contact: Robert Davis (kidsurvival@gmail.com)

Contents

Pan Af Med J. 2017;27 (Supp 3):1

The future of routine immunization in Africa

Raoul Kamadjeu

EPI is a legacy of the successful campaign that led to the eradication of smallpox. In 1974, the World Health Organization recommended the inclusion of additional vaccines to be delivered through the successful smallpox eradication platform. The first diseases targeted by the EPI were diphtheria, me ...

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Pan Af Med J. 2017;27 (Supp 3):2

Implementing revised RED approaches to immunize in an evolving African landscape

Craig Alexander Burgess

Immunization programs need to be politically and financially protected, as they have contributed much to Africa’s health and economic welfare over the last 40 years. Since the early 2000’s, the Reach Every District (RED) approach has supported African immunization systems to increase region’s DTP3 c ...

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Pan Af Med J. 2017;27 (Supp 3):3

Beyond new vaccine introduction: the uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the African Region

Folake Olayinka, Leah Ewald, Robert Steinglass

The number of vaccines available to low-income countries has increased dramatically over the last decade. Overall infant immunization coverage in the WHO African region has stagnated in the past few years while countries’ ability to maintain high immunization coverage rates following introduction of ...

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Research
Immunization delivery in the second year of life in Ghana: the need for a multi-faceted approach
Mawuli Nyaku, Melissa Wardle, Jodi Vanden Eng, Lynnette Ametewee, George Bonsu, Joseph Kwadwo Larbi Opare, Laura Conklin
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 4, 21 June 2017
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Research
State of equity: childhood immunization in the World Health Organization African region
Rebecca Mary Casey, Lee McCalla Hampton, Blanche-Philomene Melanga Anya, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Mamadou Saliou Diallo, Aaron Stuart Wallace
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 5, 21 June 2017
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Research
Missed opportunities and barriers for vaccination: a descriptive analysis of private and public health facilities in four African countries
Comfort Zuyeali Olorunsaiye, Margaret Shaw Langhamer, Aaron Stuart Wallace, Margaret Lyons Watkins
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 6, 21 June 2017
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Research
Vaccination coverage and factors influencing routine vaccination status in 12 high risk health zones in the Province of Kinshasa City, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2015
Guillaume Ngoie Mwamba, Norbert Yoloyolo, Yolande Masembe, Muriel Nzazi Nsambu, Cathy Nzuzi, Patrice Tshekoya, Barthelemy Dah, Guylain Kaya
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 7, 21 June 2017
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Research
Vaccination coverage and immunization timeliness among children aged 12-23 months in Senegal: a Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analysis approach
Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Aminata Mboup, Indou Deme Ly, Adama Faye, Fatou Bintou Niang Camara, Moussa Thiam, Birahim Pierre Ndiaye, Tandakha Ndiaye Dieye, Souleymane Mboup
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 8, 21 June 2017
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Commentary
Vaccine financing in Nigeria: are we making progress towards self-financing/sustenance?
Olumide Faniyan, Chidiabere Opara, Akinyede Oyinade, Pamela Botchway, Kenneth Soyemi
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 9, 21 June 2017
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Opinion
Pivoting from polio eradication to measles and rubella elimination: a transition that makes sense both for children and immunization program improvement
Stephen Cochi
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 10, 21 June 2017
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Essay
Challenges to global measles eradication: is it all in the timing?
Robert Davis, William Baguma Mbabazi
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 11, 21 June 2017
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Case series
Challenges of immunization in the African region
Richard Mihigo, Joseph Okeibunor, Blanche Anya, Pascal Mkanda, Felicitas Zawaira
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 12, 21 June 2017
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Case series
The effect of targeted wide age range SIAs in reducing measles incidence in the African Region
Balcha Masresha, Richard Luce, Regis Katsande, Amadou Fall, Meseret Eshetu, Richard Mihigo
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 13, 21 June 2017
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Editorial
The new World Health Organization recommendation on the 2-dose measles vaccine schedule and the way forward in African region
Robin Julian Biellik, Robert Davis
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 14, 21 June 2017
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Review
A review of measles control in Kenya, with focus on recent innovations
Kasidet Manakongtreecheep, Robert Davis
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 15, 22 June 2017
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Research
Micro-planning in a wide age range measles rubella (MR) campaign using mobile phone app, a case of Kenya, 2016
Amina Ismail, Collins Tabu, Iheoma Onuekwusi, Samuel Kevin Otieno, Peter Ademba, Peter Kamau, Beatrice Koki, Anthony Ngatia, Anthony Wainaina, Robert Davis
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 16, 22 June 2017
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Review
The status of hepatitis B control in the African region
Lucy Breakwell, Carol Tevi-Benissan, Lana Childs, Richard Mihigo, Rania Tohme
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 17, 22 June 2017
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Commentary
Is hepatitis B birth dose vaccine needed in Africa?
Cynthia Raissa Tamandjou, Tongai Gibson Maponga, Nafiisah Chotun, Wolfgang Preiser, Monique Ingrid Andersson
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 18, 22 June 2017
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Commentary
Delayed introduction of the birth dose of Hepatitis B vaccine in EPI programs in East Africa: a missed opportunity for combating vertical transmission of Hepatitis B
Bongomin Bodo, Oliver Ombeva Malande
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 19, 22 June 2017
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Brief
The Stop Transmission of Polio Data Management (STOP DM) assignment and its role in polio eradication and immunization data improvement in Africa
Amalia Benke, Alford Joseph Williams, Adam MacNeil
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 20, 22 June 2017
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Research
Immunization review meetings: “Low Hanging Fruit” for capacity building and data quality improvement?
Lora Shimp, Nassor Mohammed, Lisa Oot, Evans Mokaya, Timothy Kiyemba, Gerald Ssekitto, Adriana Alminana
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 21, 22 June 2017
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Case study
Designing and implementing an electronic dashboard for disease outbreaks response - Case study of the 2013-2014 Somalia Polio outbreak response dashboard
Raoul Kamadjeu, Caroline Gathenji
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 22, 22 June 2017
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Case series
SMS-reminder for vaccination in Africa: research from published, unpublished and grey literature
Kasidet Manakongtreecheep
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 23, 22 June 2017
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Review
Progress towards achieving and maintaining maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination in the African region
Alison Delano Ridpath, Heather Melissa Scobie, Messeret Eshetu Shibeshi, Ahmadu Yakubu, Flint Zulu, Azhar Abid Raza, Balcha Masresha, Rania Tohme
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 24, 22 June 2017
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Review
Strategies to increase immunization coverage of tetanus vaccine among women in Sub Saharan Africa: a systematic review
Marius Zambou Vouking, Carine Nouboudem Tadenfok, Jean Marie Edengue Ekani
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 25, 22 June 2017
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Research
Non-protective immunity against tetanus in primiparous women and newborns at birth in rural and urban settings in Ibadan, Nigeria
Adebola Emmanuel Orimadegun, Bose Etaniamhe Orimadegun, Elijah Afolabi Bamgboye
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 26, 23 June 2017
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Research
An economic evaluation of the controlled temperature chain approach for vaccine logistics: evidence from a study conducted during a meningitis A vaccine campaign in Togo
Mercy Mvundura, Patrick Lydon, Abdoulaye Gueye, Ibnou Khadim Diaw, Dadja Essoya Landoh, Bafei Toi, Anna-Lea Kahn, Debra Kristensen
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 27, 23 June 2017
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Research
An evaluation of the cold chain technology in South-East, Nigeria using immunogenicity study on the measles vaccines
Angus Nnamdi Oli, Remigius Uchenna Agu, Chibueze Peter Ihekwereme, Charles Okechukwu Esimone
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27(Suppl 3): 28, 23 June 2017
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