Exploring strategies to achieve 100% immunization coverage

Nairobi (KENYA) May 7, 2019 – Concerted efforts by the Ministry of Health, counties and development partners led to an increase in immunization coverage in the country from 70% in 2017 to 82% in 2018.

During a meeting with UNICEF Chief of Health, Dr. Yaron Wolman, Principal Secretary (PS) for Health, Susan Mochache emphasized the need for effective collaboration to improve health service delivery.

The PS noted that achieving 100% immunization coverage requires a multisectoral approach and called for more engagements among stakeholders to build on the gains made to ensure no child is left behind.

This year, the Government plans to carry out campaigns for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Measles Rubella, Meningitis A, yellow Fever in high risk counties of Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Turkana and West Pokot, and Pnemococol vaccine.

Unicef has been a key partner in health at both the national and county levels focusing on child health, water and sanitation and maternal health.

The PS pledged the Ministry’s commitment to offer technical support to partners and counties to improve health service delivery in the country.