Vaccine Hesitancy Drives Low Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage in Girls Attending Public Schools in South Africa
Languta A Khosa, Johanna C Meyer, Feni M M Motshwane, Carine Dochez, Rosemary J Burnett
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Hesitancy Highly Evident among Caregivers of Girls Attending South African Private Schools
Tracy Milondzo, Johanna C Meyer, Carine Dochez, Rosemary J Burnett
COVID‐19 vaccine‐induced immunity: Head‐to‐head comparison of mRNA (BNT162b2) versus inactivated (CoronaVac) vaccines
Benjamin M Kagina, Carine Dochez
Strengthening pre-service training of healthcare workers on immunisation and effective vaccine management: the experience of Kenya Medical Training College
Margaret Juma, Balcha Masresha, Adebayo Adekola, Carine Dochez
Two decades of regional trends in vaccination completion and coverage among children aged 12-23months: an analysis of the Uganda Demographic Health Survey data from 1995 to 2016
Gerald Okello, Jonathan Izudi, Immaculate Ampeire, Frehd Nghania, Carine Dochez, Niel Hens
Knowledge, attitude and acceptability of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine and vaccination among university students in Indonesia
Madan Khatiwada, Cissy Kartasasmita, Henny Suzana Mediani, Christine Delprat, Guido Van Hal, Carine Dochez
Immunization program training needs in 9 countries in the African Region
Balcha Girma Masresha, Carine Dochez, Ado Bwaka, Meseret Eshetu Shibeshi, Gilson Paluku, Richard Mihigo
Pan African Medical Journal 2021;39(41).
Misinformation Drives Low Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage in South African Girls Attending Private Schools
Tracy Milondzo, Johanna C. Meyer, Carine Dochez, Rosemary J. Burnett
The World Health Organization African regional training course for mid-level immunization managers-lessons and future directions
Balcha Masresha, Carine Dochez, Alice Bumgarner, Nathan Pienkowski, Richard Mihigo
Advanced vaccinology education: Landscaping its growth and global footprint
Edwin J. Asturias, Philippe Duclos, Noni E. MacDonald, Hanna Nohynek, Paul-Henri Lambert, the Global Vaccinology Training Collaborative
Strengthening immunisation services in East Africa through training:
Lessons from the ECAVI Vaccinology Course for healthcare workers highlight the importance of continuous professional development footprint
Oliver Ombeva Malande, Rachel Nakatugga Afaayo, Carine Dochez, Johanna Catharina Meyer, Andrew Munyalo Musyoki, Rosemary Joyce Burnett
Strengthening national teams of experts to support HPV vaccine introduction in Eastern Mediterranean countries: Lessons learnt and recommendations from an international workshop
Global vaccinology training: Report from an ADVAC workshop
Progress towards obtaining valid vaccination coverage data in South Africa
Impact of vaccine stock-outs on infant vaccination coverage: a hospital-based survey from South Africa
Introduction of a new Vaccine into National Immunisation Programmes in Africa: The role of Capacity Building
Abstract Role of capacity building in new vaccine introduction BMJ Global Health 2017
High prevalence of active and occult hepatitis B virus infections in healthcare workers from two provinces of South Africa
Evaluation of a Training DVD on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Kenyan EPI Health Care Workers
Enhancing capacity of professionals and academics for vaccines and immunization in Africa: The 3rd Regional Vaccinology Course for Francophone Countries, Mbour, Senegal, 12th – 19th September 2015
HPV vaccines for the prevention of cervical cancer and genital warts: an update
Introducing New Vaccines into the South African National Immunisation Programme – a Case Study
The South African Immunisation Programme was the first in Africa to introduce hepatitis B and Haemophilus Influenzae type b vaccines respectively in 1995 and 1999. A decade later three new vaccines (against rotavirus and pneumococcal infections, and IPV in a combined vaccine) were introduced simultaneously in 2009. All these initiatives were realised with own financial resources (no donor-support for a middle-income country). After implementation of the respective vaccines, an “Experience Exchange Meeting on the Introduction of New Vaccines” was held in Pretoria, South Africa (28-30 July 2010) with the participation of eleven African countries. During this meeting, the idea matured that the unique South African experience should be put to record; in that way all countries of the world could benefit from lessons learned and challenges related to this major public health intervention.
This lead to the publication of a supplement with 14 chapters in “Vaccine” Journal in 2012: “Introducing New Vaccines into the South African National Immunisation Programme – a Case Study”. The supplement was developed as a collaborative effort between the South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre – SAVIC (at the University of Limpopo, South Africa) and the Network for Education and Support in Immunisation – NESI (at the University of Antwerp, Belgium).
Evaluation of mid-level management training in immunisation in the African Region
Vaccination in the line of fire
Burden of hepatitis B virus infection in Belgium
Hepatitis B vaccination in Africa: mission accomplished?
Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection 2008; 23:1-60
Hepatitis B ranks among the greatest health concerns globally, with over two billion people having evidence of exposure and at least 250 million people being chronic hepatitis B virus carriers. The public health significance of hepatitis B virus infection is frequently underestimated, as it takes many years for its complications to appear.
This issue of the Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection addresses the public health aspects of childhood vaccination programmes in South Africa and Belgium, with a focus on hepatitis B vaccination.