Networking & Advocacy: Activities 2019

7th SOMIPEV Symposium

Marrakech, Morocco 29 March, 2019 to 31 March, 2019

The 7th SOMIPEV Symposium took place from 29-31 March 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco. The Symposium was preceded by the Varicella workshop organised by NESI and SOMIPEV on 29 March 2019.

During the Symposium, a questionnaire to collect data on knowledge, attitudes and practices on varicella vaccination was distributed to the participants.

Second WHO African Health Forum

Praia, Cabo Verde 26 March, 2019 to 28 March, 2019

The Second WHO African Health Forum was jointly convened by WHO/AFRO and the Government of Cabo Verde from 26-28 March 2019, in Praia, Cabo Verde.

The theme of the Forum was “Achieving universal health coverage and health security: the Africa we want to see”.

Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group meeting and African Regional Immunisation Stakeholders Meeting

Congo-Brazzaville 16 January, 2019 to 18 January, 2019
The Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting from 15 to 17 January 2019 and the African Regional Immunisation Stakeholders meeting on 18 January 2019 were organised by WHO/AFRO in Congo-Brazzaville and were attended by 132 participants, including WHO, RITAG members, SAGE members, NITAGs from several African countries, MoH staff and immunisation partners.

The RITAG meeting addressed the following topics: Yellow Fever control; Polio eradication and end-game strategy; Malaria Vaccine Implementation project update; routine immunisation; measles/rubella and MNT elimination; demand for immunisation; VPD surveillance investment case; NITAGs.

The African Regional Immunisation Stakeholders meeting gave an update on the Addis Declaration on Immunisation. A round table discussion addressed the need for tailored technical support for specific country needs.

Last updated: 17 June, 2019