The 16th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) was held virtually on 12-16 October 2020. The theme of the Congress “Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action” is even more relevant now than ever before. It comes during the COVID-19 pandemic which has seen public health professionals around the world unite to work in solidarity to respond to COVID-19 both on the ground and in national decision-making.
The Coalition for Life-course Immunisation (CLCI) presented a World Leadership Dialogue session to discuss the concept of the life-course approach to vaccination, its opportunities and challenges in a global context. This was an opportunity to present the life-course approach and reaffirm its position within a global landscape – with benefits in high, middle- and low-income countries.