WER with recommendations from SAGE Oct 2019 was published today (attached). Below I highlight two areas related to immunization data use and quality.
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“[Immunization Agenda 20330] IA2030 envisions a world in which “everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being”. To achieve this vision, a balance is struck between a disease-specific and a systems approach, with commitment to existing goals for eradication and elimination, new goals for the next decade and alignment as closely as possible with the GVAP review. The 7 strategic priorities of the IA2030 framework are: 1) immunization for primary health care and universal health coverage, 2) commitment and demand, 3) coverage and equity, 4) life-course and integration, 5) outbreaks and emergencies, 6) supply and sustainability and 7) research and innovation. These priorities will be achieved on the basis of 4 core principles: people-focused, country-owned, partnership-based and data-enabled”
“SAGE endorsed the following recommendations:
- Embed monitoring of data quality into global, regional and national monitoring of the surveillance of immunization and [vaccine-preventable diseases] VPDs.
- Increase the capacity and capability of the workforce for ensuring data quality and use, starting at the level at which data are collected.
- Improve the accuracy of denominators.
- Enhance use of all available data for tailored action, including programme planning, management and decision-making.
- Adopt a data-driven continuous quality improvement approach as part of health system strengthening at all levels.
- Strengthen governance of the pilot-testing and use of new tools for collection and use of immunization and surveillance data.
- Improve data-sharing and knowledge management among areas and organizations for greater transparency and efficiency.
- WHO and UNICEF should strengthen global reporting and data monitoring through a periodic needs assessment and revision process.
These recommendations should be added to the IA2030, and regions and countries should include multi-component interventions for improving data quality and use in their regional 2021–2030 strategies. These recommendations should also be integrated into the broader efforts of [Universal Health Coverage] UHC and [Primary Health Care] PHC.”