Although rare, invasive meningococcal disease remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity in children and young adults. Vaccines have been successfully introduced to help protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroups A, C, W...

In 2008, a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was introduced into the routine childhood immunization program in Uruguay, with a 2+1 schedule. In 2010, PCV13 replaced PCV7, and the same 2+1 schedule was used. The effect of these...

Starting in the late 1980s, many Latin American countries began social sector reforms to alleviate poverty, reduce socioeconomic inequalities, improve health outcomes, and provide financial risk protection. In particular, starting in the 1990s,...

Vaccination is a key component of child health promotion across the globe. Tracking and monitoring vaccination coverage and services delivered is critical to the success of vaccine programs and to ...

OBJECTIVE: The nominal registration system of Uruguay's national immunization program (NIP) tracks administered vaccines on a paper form filled out after each vaccination and collated into a national database- thus allowing for individual follow-up....

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Webinar on "Designing and Implementing Gridded Population Surveys"

September 20th 2022

You are invited to the launching of the manual Designing and Implementing Gridded Population Surveys, a manual with step-by-step tutorials for survey practitioners - See flyer to regis

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    Case Studies on Paper Immunization Registers

    June 18th 2014

    Dear Colleagues, Paper immunization registers and register books are critical components of health information systems (HIS) for immunization programs across the globe. Even as many HIS for immuniz

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    Member States Delegates discuss progress towards global immunization goals at the 67th WHA

    May 27th 2014

    [b]Member States Delegates discuss progress towards global immunization goals at the World Health Assembly, May 2014[/b] [b]Fifty-four speakers including 50 representatives from Member States[1], o

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