13th Annual African Vaccinology Course (AAVC)
For the 13th consecutive year, the Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA) will be hosting the Annual African Vaccinology Course (AAVC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The course dates are 13-17 November 2017. Following the call for application to...
12th Annual African Vaccinology Course
2016 marked the 12th consecutive year that VACFA has conducted the Annual African Vaccinology Course (AAVC). So far and cumulatively, participants from most African countries have attended the course with the exception of Cape Verde, Djibouti,...
Increased effort to eradicate polio from Africa
A massive campaign, aimed at eradicating polio virus from Africa happened in March 2017. According to the WHO Africa region, hundreds of vaccinators from 13 countries in the western and central regions of the continent carried out a massive...


Friday, 24 November 2017
South Africa recommends the use of meningococcal vaccines

Among certain groups, there is a significant morbidity/mortality of meningococcal disease in South Africa. The authors recommend that clinicians consider vaccination of healthy infants and children; HIV-infected persons with a CD4 count > 25%; students attending college /university /military academies; and miners.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 16:00
UNICEF for every child
Ethiopia becomes one of the 42 Countries to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

UNICEF and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health announced the country's achievement of maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 14:45
Professor Hussey speaks to Carte Blanche about vaccination in South Africa
Professor Hussey speaks to Carte Blanche about Vaccination Programme in SA

Carte Blanche, South Africa's longest running investigative journalism television programme interviews VACFA's Director, Professor Hussey, on Sunday 23 July 2017.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:15
Measles Outbreak in South Africa

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease and one of the leading causes of death in children worldwide. Measles is still occuring around the world despite significant progress in trying to eliminate the disease through vaccination.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:30