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Addis Declaration on Immunization Commitments

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  1. Keep universal access to immunization at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality, morbidity and disability, and in doing so help countries achieve their long-term health, economic and development goals

  2. Increase and sustain domestic investments and funding allocations to meet the cost of traditional vaccines, fulfill new vaccine financing requirements; and provide financial support for operational implementation of immunization activities by Expanded Programme on Immunization programs

  3. Address persistent barriers in vaccine and healthcare delivery systems, especially in the poorest, vulnerable, and most marginalized communities, including the strengthening of data collection, reporting, and use at all levels as well as building effective and efficient supply chains and integrated procurement systems

  4. Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of immunization delivery systems as an integrated part of strong and sustainable primary health care systems

  5. Attain and maintain high quality surveillance for targeted vaccine preventable diseases

  6. Monitor progress toward achieving the goals of the global and regional immunization plans

  7. Ensure polio legacy transition plans are in place by end-2016 that will allow future health programs to benefit from the knowledge and expertise the polio program has generated through the eradication initiative

  8. Develop a capacitated African research sector to enhance immunization implementation and uptake

  9. Build broad political will for the right of every child and every community to have universal access to life-saving vaccines, and by extension the best possible chance for a healthy future

  10. Promote and invest in regional capacity for the development and production of vaccines in line with the African Union Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan including the strengthening of national regulatory authorities