PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Environmental Health and Protection | Medical Sciences | Public Health

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Vaccination is a treatment that produces immunity, protecting individuals and general populations from infectious and often deadly diseases. Low vaccination rates have for a long time been a pervasive issue in the continent of Africa. There are many extenuating circumstances that become contributory causes for low rates of populations being vaccinated. These circumstances can be in relation to the health professionals and facilities that distributes vaccinations, lack of resources in health facilities, false determiners for children’s eligibility, etc. Other contributory causes concern the general environments in which people live. These contributory causes can present barriers for accessing health services and essentially receiving vaccinations. Through the African Region: Regional Strategic Plan for Immunization 2014-2020, and African Vaccination Week, Africa is implementing interventions to promote and increase the rate of vaccination to bolster healthy African populations.

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