Introducing the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in Somalia, Guinea, South Sudan, and Chad

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Learning about actions to accelerate introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in Somalia, Guinea, South Sudan, and Chad.

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Stakeholders in countries that have yet to introduce PCV can adapt the actions and lessons from this report to accelerate the achievement of their nation’s child health goals.

OVERVIEW:

There are still countries that have yet to introduce PCV. Among them are Somalia, Guinea, South Sudan, and Chad, where more than 40,000 children died from pneumonia, and an additional 10,000 from meningitis and sepsis, in 2019, according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD). It is critical that the remaining African countries can both introduce the PCV by 2025 and sustain the high rates of coverage needed to deliver health benefits for children and adults. This report offers 10 actions to accelerate introduction of the PCV in Somalia, Guinea, South Sudan and Chad in 2022 and achieve 90% coverage by 2025, as required by the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) and Immunisation Agenda 2030.

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