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Discussions tagged GVAP

Vaccine Supply Chain Futures 1/6: Merging vaccine and medicine distribution

Friends and Family of Immunization, I hope you will join me over the next six weeks before the TechNet Conference in Portugal to debate important futures for the vaccine supply chain. Each week, I will start a discussion on a topic and ask for your reactions. If you participate, you will also have the chance each week to respond to an online survey, just one or two questions, to ...

A productive 2016 on Immunization Monitoring and Data Quality

Since it seems that this got lost during the TechNet-21 hack, I am reposting. This was published in the Global Immunization Newsletter, January 2017:

Last year, we saw great data visualisations, including an animated map showing the reduction in the number of unvaccinated children overtime, and the report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was more interactive than ever (see: dynamic graphs of GVAP indicators in TechNet-21 ). WHO country pr...

A composite “HBR” for – MMU (Mobile Medical Unit specific)

Dear viewers

In-spite of rapid progress in e-media, offline Home Based Record (HBR) has an important role in all the countries. WHO supports local innovation for sustenance as 6th and 5th principles of GVAP (Global Vaccination Action Plan).

After reading the outcome indicators of a project, we developed a user-friendly card. Service providers at the field level can easily document the essential data of two mothers in the front page, compile and transmit in the monthly report f...

Nation friendly "Combo" schedule to strengthen national immunization programme

Dear members and viewers of technet For the successful implementation of routine immunization, country should have a specific IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE. Members of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization periodically meet and review the progress involving the collaborative development partners and major stakeholders. Generally, there will be one National Immunization Schedule (NIS) so that all the beneficiaries will get the vaccines as per schedule even if they move out of regular resid...

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization October 2016 meeting report

The SAGE October 2016 meeting report has been published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record. SAGE reviewed relevant data and evidence, advised and made recommendations on various complex and critical issues including:

Global Vaccine Action Plan: 2016 mid-term review of progress and recommendations Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE) and broader tetanus prevention Measles and rubella elimination Hepatitis B vaccination Schedules and strategies for human papillomavi...

Where are we with the implementation of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) at mid-term of the Decade of Vaccines?

Every year, the Decade of Vaccines secretariat[1] prepares a report which summarizes the progress against each of the GVAP goals (coverage, disease elimination, vaccine prices, NITAGs…). This report is the best source of information available to have a clear picture of the situation in all the areas of work of the Immunization world (research, procurement, logistic, delivery, demand…).

This year, the GVAP Secretariat report 2016 is composed of several pieces:

1) The usual GVAP...

Vision Mission Objectives Strategies & Action Plan (VMOSA) for making a road map - Part 1

Dear all

We are presenting this post for inputs from the viewers which will help us in critically reviewing the programme as an exercise for the post graduates. This may indierectly help in reaching the goals and objectives of GVAP by 2020.


Government of India (GOI) has launched Mission Indradhanush (MI) – a flagship programme of the country on good governance day: 25th Dec 2014 - as a new initiative for ambitiously improving vaccination coverage @5% per year ...

Report available- Briefing on WHO Tools and Guidance on Immunization Data Quality and Vaccination Coverage Survey, Istanbul, 1-4 Dec 2015

The final report of the “Briefing on WHO Tools and Guidance on Immunization Data Quality and Vaccination Coverage Survey” that took place in Istanbul in December 2015 is now available.

The Executive summary is pasted below. Please feel free to share.

Executive Summary

From 1 to 4 December 2015, 68 representatives of Ministries of Health, National Statistics Offices and national institutes from five regions of the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, scientif...

FIELD REPORT: Cameroon Zeroing in on Legislative and Financial Targets

Dear colleagues,

On 27 February, the Cameroon Inter-ministerial Committee, authorized by the Health Minister of Cameroon to facilitate the production of a joint HIV/immunization law and accompanying Special Appropriation Account, scheduled a study tour in Costa Rica to observe the country's law and EPI performance, and one to nearby Gabon to learn from their HIV fund. The planning session was well-attended, with representatives from parliament, ministries of Health and Financ...

New publications on the SAGE Global Vaccine Action Plan GVAP assessment report 2014

We are pleased to inform you that several publications featuring the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) Assessment report 2014 are now available for dissemination. - WHO Executive Board 136 report on GVAP:

Progress of GVAP indicators against immunization targets

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) sets out an array of targets for a world in which all individuals and communities enjoy lives free from vaccine-preventable diseases. As requested by Member States at the World Health Assembly in 2012, an annual review of the progress with the implementation of the GVAP goals and indicators is done by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) based on a technical report prepared by the GVAP Secretariat. To access in full both the GVAP Secretariat and th...

GVAP to receive endorsement at World Health Assembly

by Magda Robert and Laurie Werner, Decade of Vaccines Collaboration Over the past year, the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Collaboration has been developing a Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). The plan is now being finalized and will be presented for endorsement at the 65th World Health Assembly, to be held in Geneva on May 21–26, 2012. One of the recommendations made is the need to improve ...

Delegation interventions on GVAP at WHO EB

Here is a summary of interventions made by country delegations during the GVAP discussion at the WHO Executive Board on 21 January. - A number of delegations mentioned the importance of including measles elimination as part of the GVAP (there was some discussion as to whether it should be eradication). - EU delegation: welcomes the GVAP, expects that governments will be given guidance and country-level road maps on how to operationalize it. Calls for WHO to play a lead role in drafting a...
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