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The future of immunization in Africa

Immunization is undoubtedly one of the most successful and cost effective public health interventions of all time. Since its inception in Africa in the late 1970s, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) has undergone major transformations. From the six diseases targeted by EPI in the early 70s, new and unde-used vaccines have been included in the EPI schedule in most countries in Africa. New financial mechanisms, renewed commitments by governments, donors and regional bodies, new vaccine and technology and the eradication of polio finally in sight augur a bright future for immunization in Africa. What have been and what will be the transformative forces for routine immunization in Africa? This is what the supplement "The Future Of Immunization in Africa" is about.

Guest editors: Robert Davis, Steve Cochi, Helen Rees

Contact: Robert Davis (kidsurvival@gmail.com)

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Table of contents


Non-protective immunity against tetanus in primiparous women and newborns at birth in rural and urban settings in Ibadan, Nigeria (Research)

Adebola Emmanuel Orimadegun, Bose Etaniamhe Orimadegun, Elijah Afolabi Bamgboye

Pan African Medical Journal. 23 June 2017. 27(3): 26

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An economic evaluation of the controlled temperature chain approach for vaccine logistics: evidence from a study conducted during a meningitis A vaccine campaign in Togo (Research)

Mercy Mvundura, Patrick Lydon, Abdoulaye Gueye, Ibnou Khadim Diaw, Dadja Essoya Landoh, Bafei Toi, Anna-Lea Kahn, Debra Kristensen

Pan African Medical Journal. 23 June 2017. 27(3): 27

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An evaluation of the cold chain technology in South-East, Nigeria using immunogenicity study on the measles vaccines (Research)

Angus Nnamdi Oli, Remigius Uchenna Agu, Chibueze Peter Ihekwereme, Charles Okechukwu Esimone

Pan African Medical Journal. 23 June 2017. 27(3): 28

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A review of measles control in Kenya, with focus on recent innovations (Review)

Kasidet Manakongtreecheep, Robert Davis

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 15

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Micro-planning in a wide age range measles rubella (MR) campaign using mobile phone app, a case of Kenya, 2016 (Research)

Amina Ismail, Collins Tabu, Iheoma Onuekwusi, Samuel Kevin Otieno, Peter Ademba, Peter Kamau, Beatrice Koki, Anthony Ngatia, Anthony Wainaina, Robert Davis

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 16

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The status of hepatitis B control in the African region (Review)

Lucy Breakwell, Carol Tevi-Benissan, Lana Childs, Richard Mihigo, Rania Tohme

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 17

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Is hepatitis B birth dose vaccine needed in Africa? (Commentary)

Cynthia Raissa Tamandjou, Tongai Gibson Maponga, Nafiisah Chotun, Wolfgang Preiser, Monique Ingrid Andersson

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 18

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The Stop Transmission of Polio Data Management (STOP DM) assignment and its role in polio eradication and immunization data improvement in Africa (Brief)

Amalia Benke, Alford Joseph Williams, Adam MacNeil

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 20

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Immunization review meetings: “Low Hanging Fruit” for capacity building and data quality improvement? (Research)

Lora Shimp, Nassor Mohammed, Lisa Oot, Evans Mokaya, Timothy Kiyemba, Gerald Ssekitto, Adriana Alminana

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 21

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Designing and implementing an electronic dashboard for disease outbreaks response - Case study of the 2013-2014 Somalia Polio outbreak response dashboard (Case study)

Raoul Kamadjeu, Caroline Gathenji

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 22

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SMS-reminder for vaccination in Africa: research from published, unpublished and grey literature (Case series)

Kasidet Manakongtreecheep

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 23

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Progress towards achieving and maintaining maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination in the African region (Review)

Alison Delano Ridpath, Heather Melissa Scobie, Messeret Eshetu Shibeshi, Ahmadu Yakubu, Flint Zulu, Azhar Abid Raza, Balcha Masresha, Rania Tohme

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 24

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Strategies to increase immunization coverage of tetanus vaccine among women in Sub Saharan Africa: a systematic review (Review)

Marius Zambou Vouking, Carine Nouboudem Tadenfok, Jean Marie Edengue Ekani

Pan African Medical Journal. 22 June 2017. 27(3): 25

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The future of routine immunization in Africa (Commentary)

Raoul Kamadjeu

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 1

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Implementing revised RED approaches to immunize in an evolving African landscape (Commentary)

Craig Alexander Burgess

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 2

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Beyond new vaccine introduction: the uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the African Region (Case study)

Folake Olayinka, Leah Ewald, Robert Steinglass

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 3

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Immunization delivery in the second year of life in Ghana: the need for a multi-faceted approach (Research)

Mawuli Nyaku, Melissa Wardle, Jodi Vanden Eng, Lynnette Ametewee, George Bonsu, Joseph Kwadwo Larbi Opare, Laura Conklin

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 4

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State of equity: childhood immunization in the World Health Organization African region (Research)

Rebecca Mary Casey, Lee McCalla Hampton, Blanche-Philomene Melanga Anya, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Mamadou Saliou Diallo, Aaron Stuart Wallace

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 5

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Missed opportunities and barriers for vaccination: a descriptive analysis of private and public health facilities in four African countries (Research)

Comfort Zuyeali Olorunsaiye, Margaret Shaw Langhamer, Aaron Stuart Wallace, Margaret Lyons Watkins

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 6

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Vaccination coverage and factors influencing routine vaccination status in 12 high risk health zones in the Province of Kinshasa City, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2015 (Research)

Guillaume Ngoie Mwamba, Norbert Yoloyolo, Yolande Masembe, Muriel Nzazi Nsambu, Cathy Nzuzi, Patrice Tshekoya, Barthelemy Dah, Guylain Kaya

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 7

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Vaccination coverage and immunization timeliness among children aged 12-23 months in Senegal: a Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analysis approach (Research)

Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Aminata Mboup, Indou Deme Ly, Adama Faye, Fatou Bintou Niang Camara, Moussa Thiam, Birahim Pierre Ndiaye, Tandakha Ndiaye Dieye, Souleymane Mboup

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 8

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Vaccine financing in Nigeria: are we making progress towards self-financing/sustenance? (Commentary)

Olumide Faniyan, Chidiabere Opara, Akinyede Oyinade, Pamela Botchway, Kenneth Soyemi

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 9

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Challenges to global measles eradication: is it all in the timing? (Essay)

Robert Davis, William Baguma Mbabazi

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 11

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Challenges of immunization in the African region (Case study )

Richard Mihigo, Joseph Okeibunor, Blanche Anya, Pascal Mkanda, Felicitas Zawaira

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 12

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The effect of targeted wide age range SIAs in reducing measles incidence in the African Region (Case series)

Balcha Masresha, Richard Luce, Regis Katsande, Amadou Fall, Meseret Eshetu, Richard Mihigo

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 13

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The new World Health Organization recommendation on the 2-dose measles vaccine schedule and the way forward in African region (Editorial)

Robin Julian Biellik, Robert Davis

Pan African Medical Journal. 21 June 2017. 27(3): 14

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