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Benjamin M. Kagina


is a senior research officer who works for the Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA) at the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine.  

All articles of Benjamin M. Kagina

Children’s health

Vaccinations are crucial for children’s health

In the past 30 years, the mortality rate for children under five significantly dropped worldwide

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Covid-19 vaccine rollout: upsides and downsides in Africa

Sub-Saharan health-care systems tend to be weak, but vaccinations help to make people’s lives safer

Health care

Africans are learning lessons from other world regions

An expert from Cape Town assesses the state of African vaccination campaigns in view of coronavirus


Science-based protection

African responses to Covid-19 must be evidence-based and context-specific


A shot in the arm

Vaccination can be a powerful tool in the fight against poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

Public health

Immunising Africa

Immunisation programmes are making a huge difference in Africa

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