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Introducing PCV and rotavirus vaccine in Chad, Guinea, Somalia, and South Sudan Workshop

Participants at the national AMR workshop in Vientiane (Laos)
Participants at the national AMR workshop in Vientiane (Laos)

The Mérieux Foundation, Every Breath Counts, the Malaria Consortium, the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), and Save the Children, in partnership with the Chad Ministry of Public Health and Prevention hosted an in person Workshop, to support the governments of Chad, Guinea, Somalia, and South Sudan after they expressed their commitment to introducing two of the most powerful vaccines for children – the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and rotavirus vaccine.

The workshop carried its objective by bringing together national, regional, and international stakeholders (80 total participants) to troubleshoot barriers and advance solutions, facilitate scale-up and enable the four governments to obtain the guidance and the support they need to submit their PCV and rotavirus vaccine applications to Gavi in 2024.and understand other contextual aspects related to these vaccine introductions in their countries.

The two vaccines have the potential to prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of children across the four countries by 2030, boosting each country’s progress to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal for child survival. However, as fragile and conflict-affected countries dealing with multiple public health emergencies, each has identified challenges in the past decade in submitting PCV and rotavirus vaccine applications to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). 

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