24 March 2017 - Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014.

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ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2017 - /African Media Agency (AMA)/ - Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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DAKAR, 31 janvier 2017 – Les chefs d'État et de gouvernement africains ont adopté mardi à Addis-Abeba une "Déclaration ministérielle sur l'accès universel à la vaccination", a appris l'APS.

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DAKAR, 30 janvier 2017 – L'Alliance des dirigeants africains contre le paludisme (ALMA) a récompensé lundi, à Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie), huit pays africains, ayant montré leur détermination et leur esprit d'innovation dans la lutte contre cette maladie.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 24 February 2016 – African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, have gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines.

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Addis Ababa, 23 February 2016 - A new report issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region shows that despite considerable progress in expanding access to vaccines in Africa, one in five children on the continent still do not receive life-saving immunizations. Africa’s routine immunization coverage of 80% is the lowest of any region in the world.

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3 February 2016 - Editor’s note: Recently, PATH led a study tour of Vietnam’s immunization supply chain that included officials from Uganda and Vietnam so both groups could exchange insights—and discover what’s possible. Guest contributor Dr. Henry Luzze, deputy program manager of Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI), shares his experience with us.

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13 January 2016 – Rotary has announced US$35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, including $15 million to support polio eradication efforts in 5 African countries.

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NEW YORK/GENÈVE, le 23 octobre 2015 – Jamais dans l’histoire de la polio aussi peu d’enfants dans aussi peu de pays n’avaient contracté ce terrible virus, mais nous devons poursuivre nos efforts jusqu’à ce que le nombre de cas atteigne zéro, a déclaré l’UNICEF à la veille de la Journée mondiale contre la polio.

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October 14, 2015 - Africa has made incredible improvements immunising children against preventable diseases such as polio, pneumonia, diphtheria, measles and tuberculosis. By 2014, 77% of the continent’s children were immunised. Compared to 1980, when only 5% of African children were vaccinated, this is a drastic improvement.

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