Invitation to a symposium on the Root Causes of Low Coverage and Under-Immunisation in sub-Saharan Africa

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) together with the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) invites you to a symposium on The Root Causes of Low Coverage and Under-Immunisation in sub-Saharan Africa.

DATE:              30 – 31 July 2018

TIME:               10:00 to 17:30

VENUE:           Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

RSVP:              By 26 July 2018  

Click here to complete the online registration form 

ASSAf, together with UNAS, is leading a consensus study that is looking into the root causes of low coverage and under-immunisation in sub-Saharan Africa.

This Symposium is part of the information gathering process towards an in-depth consensus study. Click here for the draft Symposium programme.

Objectives of this Symposium will thus be to:

  • Identify and discuss the different root causes, gaps and challenges contributing to low coverage and under-immunisation.
  • Discuss and share information on the effective interventions and drivers of change.
  • Share perspectives from the different sectors and highlight opportunities related to improving vaccine coverage.
  •  Discuss the robustness of vaccine coverage estimates.  

Attendance of the Symposium is free of charge but travel and accommodation is for the account of the participant. Spaces are limited so kindly register timeously. 

For enquiries, kindly contact:

Ms Phakamile Mngadi (; +27 12 349 6609)

Mr Ian Shendelana (; +27 12 349 6628 / 6600; +27 78 352 2805