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Join JSI at the WHO RITAG Meeting

January 1, 2019

JSI joins immunization experts from across Africa and around the globe at the WHO African Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting in Brazzaville, Congo from January 15-17, 2019 and at the Immunization Stakeholders meeting on January 18, 2019. The RITAG is the principal advisory group to the WHO Africa office regional director on policies and strategies, ranging from vaccine and technology research and development to delivery of immunization services and links between immunization and other health interventions.

We look forward to collaborating at the RITAG, where JSI staff participation includes serving as a member of the RITAG leadership and co-leading sessions and presenting our efforts to strengthen immunization systems to ensure that all people are vaccinated, protected, and healthy.

See below for a full list of our activities:

Presentations:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Reaching populations in urban slums to increase coverage (case study for DR Congo, Ghana and Kenya) – Lora Shimp, technical director, JSI Immunization Center 
  • Friday, January 18, 2019 – Changing the Paradigm - Tailoring Technical Support to Specific Country Needs – Asnakew Tsega, senior technical advisor, JSI/MCSP

RITAG Session co-lead:

  • Malaria Vaccine Implementation Project Update – Folake Olayinka, senior technical advisor, JSI/MCSP
  • Africa Regional Strategic Plan for Immunization 2014-2020 – Folake Olayinka
  • VPD Surveillance Investment Case – Folake Olayinka

To read more about JSI’s immunization programs and expertise, please view our timeline. You can also follow us on Twitter at @JSIHealth using #VaccinesWork for updates.

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