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IMMUNISATION AGENDA 2030 LAUNCHED

IMMUNISATION AGENDA 2030 LAUNCHED

Context

The United Nations and agencies like WHO, UNICEF have launched the Immunisation Agenda 2030 (IA2030) during the World Immunisation Week.

Details

  • It is based on learnings from the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). It aims to address the unmet targets of the GVAP
  • It provides a strong foundation for the global immunisation strategy in the decade 2021-2030.
  • It focuses on the strategy for vaccines and immunization for the decade 2021–2030.

Principles of Immunisation Agenda 2030 (IA2030)

It has four core principles: it puts people in the centre, is led by countries, implemented through broad partnerships, and driven by data.

World Immunisation Week

  • Celebrated every year in the last week of April.
  • Aim :  To promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
  • The theme for 2021 is “Vaccines bring us closer”

About UNICEF(United Nations Children’s Fund)

  • It was created in 1946 as the International Children’s Emergency Fund (ICEF) by the UN relief Rehabilitation Administration to help children affected by World War II.
  • became a permanent part of the United Nations in 1953.
  • Headquarters: New York City.
  • It is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989.
  • Awards : Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965 for “promotion of brotherhood among the nations”.

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