Watch Webinar: Addressing challenges in vaccination in fragile contexts

Description: With COVID-19 vaccines now available worldwide, reaching underserved and vulnerable populations is a priority under the Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030). Numerous challenges and operational issues have presented themselves in fragile contexts including vaccine access, risk of vaccine preventable diseases, and vaccine hesitancy. The IA2030 Strategic Priority 5 working group discussed vaccinating against COVID-19 in fragile contexts in coordination with the launch of IA2030 at the World Health Assembly.

Moderated by William Moss, MD, MPH, Executive Director at the International Vaccine Access Center

Panelists include:

  • Kate O’Brien, MD, MPH, Director of Immunization, Vaccines & Biologicals Department (IVB) at the World Health Organization
  • Natasha Crowcroft, MD,  MSc, MRCP, FFPH, Senior Technical Adviser, Measles and Rubella, and IVB at the World Health Organization
  • Aguide Soumouk, Immunization Team Lead, IFRC Country Office, Central African Republic
  • Yaser Najib, Senior Medical Officer at the Syria Immunization Group, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Eba Al-muna Pasha, Global Health Cluster COVID-19 Task Team Focal Point
  • Ghulam Dastagir Nazary, MD, Director at Afghanistan National Expanded Program on Immunzation
  • Robin Nandy, MD, MPH, Principal Adviser and Chief of Immunization, Health Section, Programme Division at UNICEF