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Seminar

Overcoming Barriers to Vaccination in Nigeria

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Featuring
Chizoba Wonodi and Cecily Stokes-Prindle
International Vaccine Access Center
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Remarks by
Lois Privor-Dumm
International Vaccine Access Center
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Hosted by
Orin Levine
Center for Global Development
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, one quarter of child deaths are due to vaccine preventable diseases and recent data suggests that vaccine coverage has worsened rather than improved. Chizoba Wonodi and Cecily Stokes-Prindle will present the findings of their landscape analysis examining why the routine immunization system has failed to deliver shots to children, and discuss potential strategies for improving coverage rates. This event will be hosted by Orin Levine who is a CGD Visiting Fellow, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center, and Professor of International Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and has recently been appointed as the new Director for Vaccine Delivery at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
12:00pm to 1:30pm