Increased longevity is one of the greatest achievements of the modern era and a valuable asset to societies; however longevity without good health and functional ability is a poor outcome. Ensuring people live long healthy lives is the challenge of our times.
The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in collaboration with the National Institute of Geriatrics and the National Institute of Public Health from Mexico brought together more than 40 key stakeholders and opinion leaders from countries including Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru to work together to help produce adult vaccination knowledge that translates into actions and policies in public health, ageing and vaccines ensuring healthy ageing for all.
The overall broad goal of the Summit is to improve the uptake rates of adult vaccination, yet this can only be achieved by gathering experts and knowledge, learnings of the country specific barriers, understanding how best to respond to these barriers and building a coalition of stakeholders that collaborate and work toward common goals.
This gathering aimed to exchange learnings, good practices and work to understand the issue and create solutions for adult vaccination.
Click the images below to see the full attendance list of National, Industry and International Delegates.
Velandia-González et al. (2015). Lessons Learned from the Development of a New Methodology to Assess Missed Opportunities for Vaccination in Latin America and the Caribbean. BMC International Health and Human Rights 15:5 (ENG)