CTAP PHASE III
CTAP PHASE III
CTAP III launched in 2023 focused on spurring conversations on vaccine equity and the performance of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in strengthening immunisation coverage. It also dealt with sensitization of the Cameroonian population in partnership with the ministry of Public Health (MINSANTE) on the importance of vaccination.
In this light, Actions for Development and Empowerment organised meetings with health personnel (Expanded program on Immunization, EPI Focal points) in the West region on Tuesday 20th June, 2023 and South west region of Cameroon on Friday 28th July, 2023 to initiate conversations on vaccine equity and the performance of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in strengthening immunisation coverage in the various regions. It focused on i) the presentation of the Covid-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP) analysis report entitled « COVID-19 Vaccination, contextual analysis & training manual » ii) data collection on the difficulties encountered by Health workers during vaccination and iii) Brainstorm on strategies to strengthen immunisation coverage in these regions.
Also, in order to promote conversations conversations about vaccine equity, distribution, hesitancy and government commitment to the health sector, Actions for Development and Empowerment (ADE) organised community meetings on vaccination and health sector accountability in the Far North, North West, Centre, West and South West regions of Cameroon in the months of July and August 2023. The purpose of these community meetings was to engage in conversations about vaccine equity and the performance of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in strengthening immunisation coverage in these regions. In order to collect citizens’ perceptions on health service delivery and raise awareness of the importance of vaccination, ADE deplored her staff and paralegals to these regions and carried out conversations with these communities. These conversations permitted ADE to gather useful information which will aid in the development of the Cameroonian health system.
Lastly, market sensitization campaigns were carried out in Buea, South West, Mfou, Centre region, Mora, Far North and Bamenda I, North West Region by ADE team, volunteers and EPI agents to educate the population on the importance of vaccination, the different vaccines available at health districts and vaccination campaigns ongoing for children, women and men in their regions in particular and Cameroon in general.