Vaccinations in low resource settings

Several prophylactic vaccines for example against COVID-19 or the human papilloma virus (HPV) are currently available. Nevertheless, the vaccination coverage in several African countries is still below an acceptable threshold with Madagascar being one of those with lowest coverage. The Fusco group wants to explore the barriers and facilitators of vaccine hesitancy in Madagascar and other African countries. 



Projects included in this topic:


Controlling cervical cancer through the implementation of HPV vaccination in Madagascar: providing evidence for implementation strategies – CHIMPS 

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Tambohobe, Centre d’Infectiologie Charles Merieux (CICM)
@BNITM Valentina Marchese
Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung 
June 2023 – June 2027

Sitting women after Vaccination point on the vacination area on her arm
Women after Vaccination   ©BNITM

Past projects:


COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the Boeny region of Madagascar – CoBoGo

University of Fianarantsoa 
Centre d’Infectiologie Charles Merieux (CICM
University of Mahajanga
Malagasy Ministry of Health 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
July 2022 – December 2022

African COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy – ACHES

Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS/CNRST)- Burkina Faso,
Santé Plus- Guinea, Faculté de Médecine et d’Odonto - stomatologie (FMOS) & University Clinical Research Center (UCRC)
Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako (USTTB) - Mali
Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD)- Senegal and University of Sierra Leone, College of Medical and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS)- Sierra Leone.
@BNITM Dewi Ismajani Puradiredja – Ricardo Strauss – Ralf Krumkamp
Global Health Protection Programme (GHPP) via the German ministry of health (BMG)

March 2021 – August 2022

Laborgruppe Fusco

Daniela Fusco, Ph.D.: eine Forscherin vor dunklem Hintergrund, die ihre blonden schulterlangen Haar offen trägt.
Abteilung Infektionsepidemiologie

Ph.D. Daniela Fusco

Telefon: +49 40 285380 18-504


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