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Published on 19/01/2023

Cervical cancer: the reasons for the drop in vaccination coverage in Senegal

A model for cervical cancer control, in 2018 Senegal became the first country in West Africa to introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into its routine immunization program. However, although in 2019 the country will reach a record number with [...]
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Published on 19/12/2022

"VACCINATION IS LOVE" - Forum on Immunization in Niger

On October 14, 2022, Askaan, which is involved in routine immunization in Niger, was naturally present at the Mahatma Gandhi Center in Niamey as part of the Forum on Immunization and Polio Eradication in Niger. A forum chaired by the Head of State, President Mohamed Bazoum, in [...]
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Published on 05/12/2022

Kankan region: more and more children vaccinated!

According to Askaan Santé, the number of zero-dose children in the Kankan region has been reduced by 63% between 2021 and 2022.
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Published on 12/10/2022

Join us at the National Forum on Immunization and Polio Eradication in Niger, scheduled for October 12-13, 2022 at the Mahatma Gandhi Center in Niamey.

This high-level forum chaired by His Excellency, Mr. Mohamed Bazoum, President of the Republic of Niger, is a continuation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in May 2022 between the Republic of Niger, Gavi and the Aliko Dangote and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations for the Strengthening of the [...]
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Published on 16/09/2022

EPI Guinea: a strategic performance management tool put in place

Askaan Health participated in the selection and parameterization of 60 key EPI indicators in the Guinea DHIS2. The Expanded Program on Immunization in collaboration with the Bureau of Strategy and Development (BSD), the Program Management Support Unit (UAGCP), the System Modernization Department (SMD), and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MHSS) [...].
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Published on 16/09/2022

In Niger, Askaan Santé's program managers have been installed in the regions of Maradi and Zinder

As part of the program to strengthen routine immunization in Niger, Askaan's mission is to support the Regional Health Directorates (DRSP) of Maradi, Diffa and Zinder in the implementation and monitoring of the program through dedicated technical assistance - Program Officers. These [...]
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Published on 28/06/2022

Askaan Santé participated in the development of the roadmap for the revival of routine immunization and the acceleration of immunization coverage rates in Guinea

In Guinea, significant progress has been made in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases. However, the country still faces some challenges, particularly in the area of full immunization of children, which can be addressed through an effective and resilient Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). The committee of [...]
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Published on 07/05/2022

Under the presidency of His Excellency the Prime Minister of the Republic of Niger, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Gavi Vaccine Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding on May 5 to strengthen routine immunization in Niger.

The official signing ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Niger, Head of Government, HE Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, the Ministers of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs, Finance, Interior and Decentralization, and representatives of technical and financial partners including Solomon Islands.
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Published on 02/12/2021

The Kankan Regional Health Department, under the leadership of the Strategy and Development Office, in collaboration with the Expanded Programme on Immunization and with the support of Askaan Health, has developed its operational action plan for the year 2022.

As part of its technical assistance mission for the implementation of the routine immunization strengthening program, Askaan Sante is working with the Government of Guinea, particularly the Regional Directorate of Kankan, to improve the planning and implementation of immunization activities.
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Published on 01/12/2021

Conducting a situational analysis of the Expanded Program on Immunization in the Republic of Niger

Askaan Sante along with teams from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), Solina Health, and McKinney Consulting visited Niger from October 4-15, 2021. The objectives of this mission were the following: To understand the functioning of the Expanded Program of [...]
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Published on 02/07/2021

Internal sharing session with Professor Valery Ridde.

On Thursday, July 1st, Askaan Santé welcomed Professor Valéry Ridde, Director of Research at the Institute of Research and Development (IRD, Dakar), specialist in health system and public policy evaluation in West Africa, for a brainstorming session on the challenges of the health system in West Africa.
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Published on 08/06/2021

Establishment of the Routine Immunization Coordination Committee of the Kankan Region

On June 2, 2021, Askaan Health supported the Regional Health Directorate of Kankan for the establishment of the Routine Immunization Coordination Committee (RICC) in the region. This key activity was chaired by the Chief of Cabinet of the Governor of the region [...].
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Published on 07/06/2021

Assessment of the basic capacities of managers in the Kankan region, the first milestone in Askaan Santé's institutional and individual capacity building process

The Government of the Republic of Guinea and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have initiated since 2019, a program to strengthen routine immunization in the Kankan region. One of the essential components of this program is the strengthening of the capacities of the Kankan region so that it can [...]
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Published on 26/03/2021

Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

On March 24, 2021, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Guinean government to support the country in implementing routine immunization activities. Askaan facilitated the organization of the ceremony-which was held on March [...]
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Published on 15/03/2021

Partner Sharing Meeting

As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded program to revitalize and strengthen the routine immunization system in the Kankan region, a three-day meeting between the various implementing partners, Solina and McKing, was held in Dakar [...].
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