What is IA 2030?
The IA 2030 is Immunisation Agenda 2030. It was launched by World Health Organisation, GAVI and the UNICEF. It has been titled as the “A Global Strategy to leave No One Behind”. It aims to maximise lifesaving impact of vaccines. The Immunisation Agenda 2030 was launched during the World Immunisation Week.
Key Features of IA 2030
- It aims to promote “Vaccination throughout life”, that is, from infancy to adolescent and till old age.
- According to WHO, if completely implemented, the IA 2030 will avert fifty million deaths. Of this 75% of them will be in low-income and in lower-middle-income countries.
What are the targets of IA 2030?
- It aims to achieve 90% coverage of essential vaccines that are administered to infants, children and adolescents.
- Also, the IA 2030 agenda will aim to halve the number of children missing vaccines by 2030.
- Also, it will complete 500 national introductions of new vaccines such as COVID-19 vaccines, Human Papiloma Virus vaccine called the HPV and also rotavirus.
What are the priorities of IA 2030?
The seven priorities of IA 2030 are as follows:
- Commitment and Demand
- Coverage and Equity
- Outbreaks and Emergencies
- Life Course and Integration
- Supply and Sustainability
- Research and Innovation
In August 2020, the 73rd World Health Assembly passed the resolution of “IA 2030 Agenda”.
GAVI is Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. In January 2021, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan was nominated as a member on GAVI board.
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