The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is organising a workshop on International Vaccination & Capacity. This year, the WFPHA will discuss strategies and good practices to increase primary prevention through increased capacity (from human to infrastructures to sustainable investments and beyond) applied to the vaccination context.
Notwithstanding the scientific evidence of the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, we continue to witness major outbreaks and deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases. The reasons are complex and vary between and within geographical regions and countries. These reasons include lack of health care access, resource constraints, population displacement due to war and violence, religious opposition, vaccine refusal, conspiracy theories, and philosophical reasons on the ethics and politics of mandatory vaccination.
The aim of this workshop is to enhance the discourse on vaccination and capacity in order to increase knowledge and advocacy efforts on important global priorities such as universal health coverage.