• Canadian International Immunization Initiative (CIII)
    CPHA identifies and recruits Canadian technical consultants to assist the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Ministries of Health in strengthening national childhood immunization systems to work towards polio eradication, the elimination of measles and the combating of childhood diseases in low- and middle- income countries around the world. CIII is starting its third phase (CIII-3) building on the achievements of CIII-2 that has, as of December 2010, supported 161 technical missions conducted by Canadian experts in immunization, public health and primary health care to 51 countries to work with Ministries of Health to improve access to immunization services for children and women and to improve the quality of such services. CIII-3 will focus in areas that will contribute towards increasing child survival and disease prevention and control through strengthening national routine immunization services (particularly polio), with special emphasis on district-level performance; strengthening the capacity of their National Immunization Committees in making evidence-based decisions regarding the introduction of new or under-utilized vaccines in collaboration with PAHO; and enhancing civil society organization’s role and involvement in immunization programming.
    Partners: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF and Rotary International.
  • Immunize Canada
    Immunize Canada is a partnership of national non-governmental, professional, health, consumer, government and private sector organizations with a specific interest in promoting the understanding and use of vaccines recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. The goal of Immunize Canada is to contribute to the control/elimination/eradication of vaccine preventable diseases in Canada by increasing awareness of the benefits and risks of immunization for all ages via education, promotion, advocacy and media relations.