To work collaboratively with the public, scientific community, and health care institutions to promote the use of vaccines and immunisation services, decrease morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases in Africa
To provide information on policy and guidelines for use of vaccines in Africa.
To promote strategies that increase immunisation coverage in Africa.
To provide an up-to date, reliable and evidence-based information as well as educational resources about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases to the public and scientific community in Africa.
To advocate for the inclusion of new vaccines into national immunisation programmes in order to decrease the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in Africa.
To encourage research in vaccine and vaccine-preventable diseases in Africa
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Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA)
Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine (IDM)
Wernher & Beit North Wing, Room N2.09A
University of Cape Town
Faculty of Health Sciences
Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa