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Categories

General

Contains information on subjects not covered by other topics.

Cold chain equipment

Contains information on cold chain technologies and equipment management.

Distribution systems, transportation and stock management

Contains information on distribution systems, transportation and stock management issues related to immunization.

Injection technology, safety and waste management

Contains information on injection technology, including vaccine administration technology, injection safety, and immunization waste disposal.

Immunization information systems

Contains information on information systems that can be used to improve the performance of immunization programs, inlcuding immunization registries, logistics management information systems, and mobile health solutions.

Immunization delivery strategies

Contains information on strategies for immunization delivery.

New vaccine introduction

Contains information relating to the introduction of new vaccines that are not part of the traditional six EPI vaccines.

Personnel management

Contains information on human resources issues related to immunization, including training, staff retention, and costs.

Vaccine presentation, packaging and wastage

Contains information on the presentation and packaging of vaccines, as well as vaccine wastage.

Documents

default Quantifying reporting timeliness to improve outbreak control

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The extent to which reporting delays should be reduced to gain substantial improvement in outbreak control is unclear. The researchers developed a model to quantitatively assess reporting timeliness. Using reporting speed data for 6 infectious diseases in the notification system in the Netherlands, they calculated the proportion of infections produced by index and secondary cases until the index case is reported. They assumed interventions that immediately stop transmission. Reporting delays render useful only those interventions that stop transmission from index and secondary cases. They found that current reporting delays are adequate for hepatitis A and B control. However, reporting delays should be reduced by a few days to improve measles and mumps control, by at least 10 days to improve shigellosis control, and by at least 5 weeks to substantially improve pertussis control. Their method provides quantitative insight into the required reporting delay reductions needed to achieve outbreak control and other transmission prevention goals.

default Fast-track development of ebola vaccines

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The interim report lays out a 14-point set of principles to guide the process of providing vaccines, plus optimal and minimal criteria the vaccines should meet. The document points up a host of questions that vaccine developers and health authorities will face.

default Comparison of NITAG policies and working processes in selected developed countries

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Highlights
•NITAG recommendation is critical for vaccine market access.
•Comparison of NITAG policies was performed in 13 selected developed countries.
•Vaccine processes are heterogeneous, less structured, less transparent than HTA for other drugs.
•There is a need for improving the decision framework for NITAG recommendations.

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