WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2015 global summary

Last updated 15-Jul-2015 (Data received as of 10-Jul-2015)
Next overall update Fall 2015
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Development status: Developing GNI / capita (US$): 1 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 232
GDP / capita (US$): 1 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 292

Population data in thousands3

  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 25'027  24'895  24'763  24'631  24'501  22'840  20'194  17'372 
Births 360  358  356  354  353  409  421  349 
Surviving infants 352  350  348  346  345  391  407  338 
Pop. less than 5 years 1'732  1'710  1'690  1'691  1'719  1'983  1'950  1'586 
Pop. less than 15 years 5'365  5'400  5'435  5'484  5'553  5'943  5'406  6'302 
Female 15-49 years 6'696  6'676  6'645  6'611  6'582  6'073  5'750  4'619 

Number of reported case

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the))
Diphtheria 18 
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps 11  66 
Pertussis 13  304  58 
Polio*
Rubella
Rubella (CRS)
Tetanus (neonatal)
Tetanus (total)** 537 
Yellow fever
* 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

Hovering over an antigen reveals its fuller definition
  Most recent coverage survey4  

Official country estimates5

  (Click for retrospective coverage estimates data for Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the))
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2007  97  EPI   100  98  98  98  98  98  82  99  50 
DTP1 2007  94  EPI   100  94  94  97  95  94  82 
DTP3 2007  92  EPI   100  93  93  96  94  93  80  98  50 
DTP4         
IPV1         
HepB_BD          99  99  99  99  99 
HepB3 2007  92  EPI   100  93  96  94  93  30 
Hib3          93  96 
JapEnc         
MCV1          99  99  99  99  99  92  98  29 
MCV2          99  99  99  99  99 
PCV1         
PCV3         
Pol3 2007  99  EPI   100  99  99  99  99  99  98  99  50 
Rota1         
Rota_last         
Rubella1         
TT2plus 1999  74  MICS   99  97  99  99  99  98  84  98 
PAB         
VAD1          98  99  99*  99*  99*  99* 
YFV         
  ° indicates that more than 1 survey occurred that year

  Next update: Mid July 2016

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the))
BCG 98  98  98  98  98  78  99  50 
DTP1 94  94  97  95  94  61  98  74 
DTP3 93  93  96  94  93  56  98  50 
HepB3 93  93  96  94  93 
HepB_BD 99  99  99  99  99 
Hib3 93  93  32 
MCV1 99  99  99  99  99  78  98  29 
MCV2 99  99  99  99  99 
PAB 93  93  93  93  91  81  90 
PCV3
Pol3 99  99  99  99  99  93  99  50 
Rota_last

Number of districts in the country 210  Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
100 
   
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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
 

Immunization Schedule (2014 or latest available)

Hovering over an antigen reveals its fuller definition
Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DTwPHibHepB 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
HepB birth; Yes
IPV 14 weeks; Yes From April 2015
Measles 9, 15 months; Yes
OPV 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Td 3, 4 months; Yes
VitaminA 6-11, 12-59 months; Yes

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008 

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 2011-2015  2011-2015  2011-2015  2011-2015  2011-2015  2007-2011  2007-2011 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 210  209  208         

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 210  209  208  208  208  208  210 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 210  209  208  208  208  208  210 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 100  100  100  100  100  100  100 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 210  209  208  208  208  208  210 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 100  100  100  100  100  100  100 

Safety

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

Finance

Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100% 48  48  50    27  30  35 

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

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

Sources

 1  "The 2015 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 2012 revision". New York, 2013.
 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.