WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2016 global summary

Last updated 15-July-2016 (15-July-2016)
Next overall update Fall 2016
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Development status: Least developed GNI / capita (US$): 4501 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 482
GDP / capita (US$): 1'6301 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 692

Population data in thousands3

  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 1'991  1'928  1'867  1'807  1'749  1'229  917  604 
Births 83  81  80  78  76  56  43  31 
Surviving infants 79  78  76  74  72  52  40  28 
Pop. less than 5 years 366  356  346  336  326  231  175  118 
Pop. less than 15 years 919  893  866  839  812  564  423  272 
Female 15-49 years 469  454  440  426  413  293  211  143 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Gambia (the))
Diphtheria
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Japanese encephalitis
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Measles
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  71  336  284 
Mumps
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Pertussis
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  157 
Polio*
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Rubella
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  35  66  39  42 
Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  44 
Tetanus (total)**
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  567 
Yellow fever
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* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For desagregated data please click on this hyperlink: https://extranet.who.int/polis/public/CaseCount.aspx
it does not include cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) and cases of non polio acute flaccid paralysis [AFP]).
** Neonatal Tetanus and Total Tetanus cases equality may be the result from a lack of non-Neonatal Tetanus surveillance system.

Percentage target population vaccinated by antigen

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  Most recent coverage survey4  

Official country estimates5

  (Click for retrospective coverage estimates data for Gambia (the))
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2011  99  EPI   99  98  96  96  95  90  97  98  85 
DTP1 2011  97  EPI   99  99  98  98  99  99  89  98  89 
DTP3 2011  95  EPI   99  97  96  98  98  96  74  92 
DTP4          35 
IPV1          71 
HepB_BD          98  96  96  95  90  87 
HepB3 2011  95  EPI   99  97  96  98  98  96  87  93 
Hib3 2011  95  EPI   99  97  96  98  98  96  74 
JapEnc         
MCV1          97  96  94  93  91  92  86  69 
MCV2          81  73  78  56 
PCV1          99  98  98  99  99 
PCV3 2011  93  EPI   99  97  96  98  98  93 
Pol3 2011  94  EPI   99  96  97  98  98  95  92  94  53 
Rota1          98  96  90 
RotaC          97  92  90 
Rubella1         
TT2plus 2011  92  EPI   99  82  60  78  71  61  90  73 
PAB         
VAD1          57  54 
YFV 2011  90  EPI   99  97  96  94  93  91  91 
° indicates that more than 1 survey occurred that year.  * indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid July 2017

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Gambia (the))
BCG
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  98  96  98  98  90  99  98  85 
DTP1
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  99  98  99  99  99  97  98  89 
DTP3
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  97  96  97  98  96  80  92  63 
HepB3
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  97  96  97  98  96  91 
HepB_BD
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  98  96  93  97  90  95 
Hib3
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  97  96  97  98  96  90 
IPV1
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  71 
MCV1
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  97  96  96  95  91  89  86  69 
MCV2
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  77  73  53  56 
PAB
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  92  92  82  92  91  92  85 
PCV3
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  97  96  96  98  95 
Pol3
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  96  97  96  98  95  84  94  53 
RCV1
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RotaC
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  97  92 
YFV
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  97  96  97  95  91  85 

Number of districts in the country Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
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Greater or equal to 90% 100
From 80 to 89% 0
From 50 to 79% 0
Less than 50% 0
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
0
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2015 or latest available)

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Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DTwP 18-24 months; Yes Booster
DTwPHibHepB 2, 3, 4 months; Yes
HPV 9-13 years; +6 months; No
HepB birth; Yes
IPV 4 months; Yes
MR 9, 18 months; Yes From September 2017
Measles 9, 18 months; Yes
OPV birth; 2, 3, 4, 9, 18 months; Yes
Pneumo_conj 2, 3, 4 months; Yes
Rotavirus 2, 3, 4 months; Yes
TT 1st contact; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 years; Yes
VitaminA 6, 12, 18, 24, 20, 36 months; Yes
YF 9 months; Yes

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009 

Planning and management

Has the country a Multi-Year Plan (MYP) for immunization? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
What years does the MYP cover? number 2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2007-2011  2007-2011  2007-2011 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 100  100  100  100  100  100  83 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 29  83  50  67  33  67  17 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND No  No  No  Yes       
Is there a national system to monitor adverse events following immunization (AEFI)? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes    Yes  Yes 

Finance

Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100% 35    31  10    20  100 

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

Has the country a standing technical advisory group on immunization (NITAG)? Yes/No/NR No  No  No  No  No     

Sources

 1  "The 2013 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2013, data for 2012
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2015 revision". New York, 2016.
 4  UNICEF/WHO survey database
 5  If no official estimate is available, the administrative coverage is reported. '*' indicates coverage over 99.5%.
 6  WHO-UNICEF estimates.