PIVI’s Work with Cote d’Ivoire
Cote d’Ivoire began working with PIVI in 2018, and is entering into its 3rd year of a vaccine policy cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cote d’Ivoire is planning for an economic analysis of an influenza vaccination program in 2019 and has completed a small pilot vaccination campaign where the focus was vaccinating healthcare workers and persons with diabetes.
Cote d’Ivoire has also completed a National Immunization Technical Assistance Group (NITAG) flu working group training, and their high level NITAG functioning has positioned them as a leader in African regional NITAG groups. The draft policy recommendation produced after the workshop was presented to the CNEIV, Cote d’Ivoire’s NITAG, in June 2018.