On 8 September, SIF Senior Program Officer Diana Kizza and two members of the Kenyan Pediatric Society briefed six Kenyan MPs on immunization financing issues in the country. It was the country’s first such Sabin-organized briefing. Six of eleven Parliamentary Health Committee members attended.
SIF Sabin is currently hosting a peer exchange between Cameroon and DRC in Yaounde this week. SIF SPOs Helene Mambu-ma-Disu and Jonas Mbwangue are working together to host MPs through a planned series of activities intended to inform policymakers from both countries on various recommendat
From all implemented health interventions in Cameroon, immunization has been one of the most effective and most economical. It has eradicated smallpox, reduced by 99% to date the national incidence of poliomyelitis, and dramatically lowered morbidity, disability and death from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and measles.