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African Leaders Launch Africa CDC, Pledge Continent-Wide Immunization Availability By 2020

The Guardian: Immunization drive hailed as watershed for Africa as leaders target public health
“In a double move hailed as a milestone for public health, African leaders have launched an agency to tackle global threats such as Ebola and pledged to make immunization available throughout the continent by 2020. Under the twin commitments, African heads of state will establish regional health centers around the continent, increase funding for immunization, improve supply chains and delivery, and prioritize vaccines as part of broader efforts to strengthen health systems. At the heart of the new health push will be the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention…” (Hodal, 2/1).

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