Strong disease surveillance systems are critical to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), given that they provide governments and public health decision-makers with the data they need to ensure that all people and communities have access to health services. This data is particularly important in the context of infectious disease outbreaks, during which government officials must act quickly and decisively to prevent the spread of disease. Even when countries have robust immunization systems overall, relatively weak surveillance systems can compromise the delivery of lifesaving vaccines. Strengthened health systems, management and evaluation approaches, and improved policies can help address critical gaps in national immunization systems. These measures help ensure that every child receives lifesaving vaccinations, moving countries closer to achieving UHC.
Takeda’s partnership with the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign will strengthen health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa through improved disease surveillance and data utilization enabling effective immunization planning and outbreak response. Stronger immunization programs will reach more children, strengthening primary health care and bringing these countries closer to achieving universal health coverage.
Partner: UN Foundation
Budget: 550 million yen
Term: 5 years
Area: Sub-Saharan Africa
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