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WHO/IVB is very pleased to announce the members of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC): Chair: Shelley DEEKS – Medical Epidemiologist – Ontario Agency for Health Protection & Promotion Robin BIELLIK: Medical Epidemiologist currently based in Switzerland Xavier BOSCH-CAPBLANCH: Medical doctor – Swiss Centre for International Health / Swiss Tropical Institute Francois GASSE: Private Consultant Najwa KHURI-BULOS: Adjunct Professor – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and Professor of Paediatrics and Infectious Disease, Jordan University Medical School and Hospital, Amman Folake KIO-OLAYINKA: Maternal Child Health Programme Manager – USAID, Abuja, Nigeria Sanath LAMABADUSURIYA: Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine – University of Colombo Jules MILLOGO: Private Consultant Pieter NEELS: Federal Agency for Medicinal and Health Products, Brussels Robert STEINGLASS: Immunization Team Leader, Maternal & Child Health Integrated Program, and Project Director, Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials – John Snow Inc, Virginia Pierre VAN DAMME: Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, University of Antwerp, Belgium EPI Manager - to be determined Five organizations have been requested to take part as observers during IPAC meetings. Observers will be able to take part in all aspects of IPAC, but will not have voting or recommending rights. These organizations will be represented by the following persons: UNICEF: Jos VANDELAER – Chief, Immunization CDC: Vance DIETZ – Chief, Strengthening Immunization Systems Branch PATH: Debbie KRISTENSEN – Group Leader, Vaccine Technologies IFPMA: Thierry GASTINEAU – Site Head Regulatory Affairs / Global Regulatory Affairs Leader for a vaccine range DCVMN: Reinaldo DE MENEZES MARTINS – Scientific Consultant, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Bio Manguinhos We believe that, with the knowledge and skills that are contained in this group, IPAC will play a dynamic and positive role in advising and supporting WHO/IVB in strengthening and improving immunization programmes at country level. We look forward to your support to this committee's work. Agenda for the first IPAC meeting is attached. ##text##

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