The Immunization Agenda 2030 was launched by WHO, GAVI and UNICEF. It has been titled as the “A Global Strategy to leave No One Behind”. IA 2030 aims to maximise lifesaving impact of vaccines. The IA 2030 was launched during the World Immunisation Week.

Key Features

  • It aims to promote “Vaccination throughout life”, that is, from infancy to adolescent and till old age.
  • According to World Health Organisation, if completely implemented, the IA 2030 will avert fifty million deaths. Of this 75 per cent of them will be in low-income and in lower-middle-income countries.

Targets of IA 2030

  • Immunization Agenda 2030 aims to achieve 90 per cent coverage of essential vaccines that are administered to infants, children and adolescents.
  • It 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.

Priorities of IA 2030

There are 7 priorities of IA 2030

  1. Commitment and Demand
  2. Coverage and Equity
  3. Outbreaks and Emergencies
  4. Life Course and Integration
  5. Supply and Sustainability
  6. Research and Innovation

Backdrop

In August 2020, the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) passed the resolution of “IA 2030 Agenda”.