10 April 2018 - Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, today.
Introductory level online course on yellow fever
12 March 2018 - An online course on yellow fever is available on the new OpenWHO learning platform and consists of interactive modules featuring video lectures, presentations and self-tests. The introductory course provides general information on yellow fever and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. The course is available in English and French.
29 January 2018 - Vaccination is the most powerful known measure for yellow fever prevention: a single dose can provide life-long immunity at a cost of approximately US$1. Ensuring adequate vaccine supply is available to reach all those at-risk is a constant challenge and the main purpose of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy partnership, steered by WHO, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Brazil launches world’s largest campaign with fractional-dose yellow fever vaccine
25 January 2018 - Brazil has launched a mass immunization campaign that will deliver fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine to residents of 69 municipalities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The strategic plan for the campaign was developed with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It will be the world’s largest vaccination campaign, to date, using fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine.
Nigeria set to vaccinate 25 million people, its biggest yellow fever campaign ever
24 January 2018 – The Government of Nigeria, with support from WHO and partners, will launch a mass vaccination campaign on 25 January 2018 to prevent the spread of yellow fever. More than 25 million people will be vaccinated throughout 2018, in the largest yellow fever vaccination drive in the country's history.
The immunization plan is part of efforts to eliminate yellow fever epidemics globally by 2026.
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