A guide for conducting an Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Review


An EPI Review, also referred to as National Immunization Programme Review, is the comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of an immunization programme at national, subnational and service-delivery levels. The purpose of a Review is to provide evidence for the programme’s strategic directions and priority activities. This document is intended to provide guidance to individuals and teams responsible for planning and implementing an EPI Review, with the following three main objectives. To set a benchmark for conducting quality EPI Reviews whereby scaling-back or enhancing can be described. To share best practices in order to increase the efficiency and quality of Reviews, including through the integration of assessments as feasible. To emphasize that EPI Reviews should be country-driven and part of a strategic planning process by which the findings provide evidence for strategic directions and priority activities.