Preventing the Preventable:
Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Presented by:
Amref Health Africa’s Coffe...
On Twitter? Say Hi.
Amref Health Africa will live-tweet this discussion.
Speak with other attendees, ask questions for the...
Quotable
“Vaccines are the most cost-effective health care
interventions there are. A dollar spent on a childhood
vaccinat...
“Vaccines provide a strong return on investment. And
companies recognize that when women and children
thrive, economies th...
Quotable
Over the last 50 years, immunization has saved more lives than
any other health measure.
Did you know?
Source: http://www....
One in five children worldwide are not fully protected
with even the most basic vaccines.
1.5 million children die each ye...
Vaccines are often expensive.
Supply shortages.
Lack of trained health workers.
Unreliable transportation systems.
Storage...
Routine immunizations are effective in reducing overall
mortality in young children in areas of high mortality.
Did you kn...
“Supply chains, distribution networks and monitoring
systems need to be strengthened to make sure health
systems can accom...
This free event is sponsored by:
Thank You for Attending
the Amref Health Africa
Coffeehouse!
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa
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Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa

Vaccines have revolutionized children’s health in Canada. Globally, immunization saves up to 3 million children every year. So, why are so many children in sub-Saharan Africa still dying from diseases that are easily preventable with vaccines?
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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Transcripts - Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa

  • 1. Preventing the Preventable: Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccine Delivery in Africa Presented by: Amref Health Africa’s Coffeehouse Speakers Series on global development Featuring: Ken Simiyu, PhD Program Officer Grand Challenges Canada Dr. Billie-Jo Hardy Scientist at the Centre for Ethical, Social, and Cultural (ESC) Risk St. Michael’s Hospital Dr. Jeffrey Pernica Pediatric Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine Specialist McMaster Children's Hospital
  • 2. On Twitter? Say Hi. Amref Health Africa will live-tweet this discussion. Speak with other attendees, ask questions for the panel, share your thoughts and ideas. @AMREFCanada #AmrefCoffeehouse #vaccines #vaccineswork Also on Facebook: facebook.com/amrefcanada
  • 3. Quotable “Vaccines are the most cost-effective health care interventions there are. A dollar spent on a childhood vaccination not only helps save a life, but greatly reduces spending on future healthcare.” –Ezekiel Emanuel, American Bioethicist
  • 4. “Vaccines provide a strong return on investment. And companies recognize that when women and children thrive, economies thrive.” –Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development Quotable Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2014/11/11/what- employers-are-doing-to-counter-ebola/
  • 5. Quotable
  • 6. Over the last 50 years, immunization has saved more lives than any other health measure. Did you know? Source: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/index-eng.php
  • 7. One in five children worldwide are not fully protected with even the most basic vaccines. 1.5 million children die each year—one every 20 seconds —from vaccine-preventable diseases. Did you know? Source: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global- Development/Vaccine-Delivery
  • 8. Vaccines are often expensive. Supply shortages. Lack of trained health workers. Unreliable transportation systems. Storage facilities. Challenges Source: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global- Development/Vaccine-Delivery
  • 9. Routine immunizations are effective in reducing overall mortality in young children in areas of high mortality. Did you know? Source: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/34/1/138.full
  • 10. “Supply chains, distribution networks and monitoring systems need to be strengthened to make sure health systems can accommodate all the vaccines and achieve the required results.” –Dr. Thomas Cherian, World Health Organization Quotable Source: http://www.who.int/features/2014/immunization-south-africa/en/
  • 11. This free event is sponsored by: Thank You for Attending the Amref Health Africa Coffeehouse!

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