HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Baltimore, Maryland, USA or Virtually from your home or work.
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu, Speaker at Vaccine Research Conference
Kampala International University, Uganda
Title : An update on childhood immunisation: Africa perspective


Immunization remains one of the cheapest and most cost effective means of protecting the masses from vaccine preventable diseases. Factors affecting Childhood immunization uptake at general practice level may be considered in terms of sociodemographic variables, attitude and practice. This review was done to enlighten the public on Childhood Immunization in Africa. Different search engines were consulted to explore the literatures and ascertain the gaps in knowledge on Childhood Immunization in Africa. There has been increasing emphasis on preventive care, which has resulted in systematic differences in the success of practices for child immunization. Results indicate a high incidence of immunization practice among the households. Immunization for children is the effective, safe and efficient public health interventions to prevent childhood morbidity and mortality. This review found that most men have good knowledge, positive attitude with poor practice and involvement of immunization. There is a need to increase awareness about the benefits and importance of vaccination, as well as the harmful consequences of non-complete immunization. 

Audience Take Away:

  • Immunization
  • Childhood immunization in Africa
  • Factors affecting immunization in Africa
  • Ways to improve childhood immunization in Africa


Dr. Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu obtained PhD in Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science from Imo State University in 2019. He joined Kampala International University, Western Campus, Uganda 2022. She performs a dual roles in academics and Research. He is a passionate researcher who has published many papers in reputable joournals both locally and internationally and has earned many international awards through dedication. He is an editor to many journals and also a reviewer to many journals. He attends many conferences on different capacities.