Welcome to SIF Sabin’s first blog post! We are excited about joining the blogoshpere, and using this space to inspire and promote dialog on the subject of sustainable immunization in developing countries and fragile states. All are welcomed to comment; if you are passionate about and are familiar with the subject, we may be interested in having you write for us. First and foremost, we want to share with you the everyday happenings of our program; we will be inviting all our Senior Program Officers to write about themselves and their work in SIF Sabin’s 15 focus countries: Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo, Rwanda and Madagascar.
Watch this space for coverage on future SIF meetings and events. Currently, our SIF Director Mike McQuestion is back in Africa for a field visit with four of SIF’s Senior Program Officers: Clifford Kamara, Helene Mambu-ma-Disu, Diana Kizza and Jonas Mbwangue. Mike began his trip with meeting up with Jonas in Yaounde to host an SIF Sabin sponsored ‘Meeting of Mayors’ workshop. This session offered the opportunity to discuss sustainable immunization financing strategies among Mayors hailing from different districts in Cameroon; as far as we know, it is the first of its kind.
Care to see photos from this Yaounde Atelier event? Then please visit our Flickr site! You’ll be able to see images from the Meeting of Mayors, as well as photos and video from SIF events past. We also invite your comments on these images…thanks for visiting!