Ministers Sign Declaration To Close Immunization Gap By 2020 At First-Ever Ministerial Conference On Immunization In Africa

WHO: Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines at first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa
“…At a landmark Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa held from 24-25 February, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia the ministers signed a declaration to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases and to close the immunization gap by 2020. The conference, which was hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Offices for Africa (AFRO) and the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), was the first-ever ministerial-level gathering with a singular focus on ensuring that children across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines…” (2/25).