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$): 1'6001 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 512
GDP / capita (US$): 5'1621 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 672

Population data in thousands3

  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 6'802  6'689  6'580  6'473  6'367  5'343  4'248  3'253 
Births 179  179  178  178  177  170  183  141 
Surviving infants 171  171  170  169  168  157  164  123 
Pop. less than 5 years 839  837  838  838  831  801  747  563 
Pop. less than 15 years 2'365  2'348  2'337  2'331  2'324  2'314  1'878  1'444 
Female 15-49 years 1'812  1'779  1'744  1'708  1'671  1'248  951  716 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Lao People's Democratic Republic (the))
Diphtheria
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  194  20  130  11 
Japanese encephalitis
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  13  23  24 
Measles
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  56  339  71  32  113  332  2'168  1'380 
Mumps
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  27  54 
Pertussis
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  140  60  412  38  80  856  2'718 
Polio*
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  18  1'166 
Rubella
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  45  83  78  169 
Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  19  18  11  21 
Tetanus (total)**
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  21  34  36  24  39  27  1'015 
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 Lao People's Democratic Republic (the))
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2014  89  EPI   64  83  82  82  81  77  69  26 
DTP1 2014  88  EPI   64  93  94  89  87  83  83 
DTP3 2014  81  EPI   64  89  88  87  79  78  53  18 
DTP4         
IPV1          50 
HepB_BD         
HepB3 2014  81  EPI   64  89  88  87  79  78 
Hib3 2014  81  EPI   64  89  88  87  79  78 
JapEnc          20 
MCV1          88  87  82  72  69  42  32 
MCV2         
PCV1          80  79 
PCV3          77  72 
Pol3 2014  82  EPI   64  89  88  86  78  79  57  26 
Rota1         
RotaC         
Rubella1          88  87  82  72 
TT2plus 2010  36  DHS/MICS   47  40  38  40  44  37  45  10 
PAB         
VAD1          86  87  90  46  93  87 
YFV         
° 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 Lao People's Democratic Republic (the))
BCG
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  83  82  82  81  77  69  26 
DTP1
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  93  94  89  87  83  83  41 
DTP3
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  89  88  87  79  78  51  18 
HepB3
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  89  88  87  79  78 
HepB_BD
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Hib3
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  89  88  87  79  78 
IPV1
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  13 
MCV1
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  88  87  82  72  69  42  32 
MCV2
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PAB
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  90  90  90  80  80  58  12 
PCV3
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  77  72 
Pol3
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  89  88  86  78  79  57  26 
RCV1
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  88  87  82  72 
RotaC
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Number of districts in the country 148  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% 58
From 80 to 89% 20
From 50 to 79% 22
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
DTwPHibHepB 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
HPV 10 years; +6 months; No Girls in Grade 5
HepB_Pediatric birth; Yes
IPV 14 weeks; Yes
Influenza_Adult >= 50 years; and adults with chronic illness, pregnant women and health care workers
JE_LiveAtd 9 months; Yes
MR 9 months; Yes
OPV 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Pneumo_conj 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Td 15 years; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 year; Yes
VitaminA 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 months; Yes twice a year for children 6-59 months

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 2012-2015  2012-2015  2012-2015  2012-2015  2012-15  2007-2011  2007-2011 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 148  148  NA  144  143  143  141 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 148  148  145  144  143  143  141 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 116  117  108  69  64  55  42 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 78  79  74  48  45  38  30 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 51  31  29  17  10  10 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 34  21  20  12 

Safety

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

Finance

Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100% 37  48   

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

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