WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2018 global summary

Last updated 21-Sep-2018 (data as of 18-Sep-2018)
Next overall update spring 2019
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Development status: Developing GNI / capita (US$): 1 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 142
GDP / capita (US$): 1 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 182

Population data in thousands3

  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 18'270  18'430  18'735  19'203  19'809  16'411  12'446  8'931 
Births 397  410  427  447  468  509  446  401 
Surviving infants 391  403  419  439  460  499  433  381 
Pop. less than 5 years 1'979  2'100  2'238  2'347  2'484  2'432  2'145  1'757 
Pop. less than 15 years 6'682  6'886  7'136  7'264  7'441  6'731  5'859  4'372 
Female 15-49 years 4'454  4'455  4'498  4'693  4'930  4'081  2'721  1'853 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Syrian Arab Republic (the))
Diphtheria
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  80  366 
Japanese encephalitis
 
Measles
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  737  66  45  594  740  146  535  1'478 
Mumps
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  360  85  45  7'780 
Pertussis
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  20  29  35  124  39  430 
Polio*
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  74  35  13  312 
Rubella
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Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  15  55  91 
Tetanus (total)**
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  17  71  244 
Yellow fever
 
* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For disaggregated 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 Syrian Arab Republic (the))
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2008  93  PAPFAM   66  80  96  68  83  86  99*  92  35 
DTP1 2008  88  PAPFAM   66  74  72  73  76  66  98  93 
DTP3 2008  82  PAPFAM   66  67  61  60  62  60  97  91  13 
DTP4          70  62  57  66 
IPV1          78  65  70  76  75 
HepB_BD          71  80  84  99* 
HepB3 2005  77  MICS   55  67  65  56  62  86  90 
Hib3          67  61  60  62  60 
JapEnc         
MCV1          84  79  70  71  83  96  87  13 
MCV2          76  69  64  66  75  92 
MenA         
PCV1         
PCV2         
PCV3         
Pol3 2008  81  PAPFAM   66  69  64  66  68  67  97  91  13 
Rota1         
RotaC         
RCV1          84  79  70  71  83 
TT2plus 1989  51  EPI   70  92  10  20  63 
PAB          94  91  91  92  94  90 
VAD1          84  61  62  71  64  94 
YFV         
* indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid July 2019

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Syrian Arab Republic (the))
BCG
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  66  66  66  81  84  91  92  35 
DTP1
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  63  61  62  65  55  90  93  35 
DTP3
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  48  42  41  43  41  84  91  13 
HepB3
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  52  50  41  47  71  79 
HepB_BD
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  69  69  69  78  81  91 
Hib3
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  48  42  41  43  41 
IPV1
  65  58  59 
MCV1
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  67  62  53  54  58  84  87  13 
MCV2
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  59  52  47  49  51  80 
PCV3
 
Pol3
  53  48  50  52  50  86  91  13 
RCV1
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  67  62  53  54  58  84 
RotaC
 

Click for WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for PAB time series.

Number of districts in the country 79  Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
98 
   
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Greater or equal to 90% 32
From 80 to 89% 18
From 50 to 79% 28
Less than 50% 13
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
9
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2017 or latest available)

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Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DT 6 years; Yes
DTPHibHep 8, 16, 24 weeks; 18 months; Yes
DTwPHibHepB 8, 16, 24 weeks; 18 months; Yes
HepB_Pediatric birth; Yes
Influenza_Adult Yes elderly, adults with chronic illness, health care workers, Haj or other travellers
IPV 8, 16 weeks; Yes
MenACWY 6 years; Yes
MMR 12, 18 months; Yes
OPV birth; 24 weeks; 12, 18 months; 6 years; Yes
Td 12 years; Yes
TT 1st contact; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 year; Yes
VitaminA 12, 18 months; Yes

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011 

Planning and management

Has the country a Multi-Year Plan (MYP) for immunization? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  No  Yes  Yes  Yes 
What years does the MYP cover? number 2016-2018  2016-2018  2016-2018    2013-2014  2011-2012  2006-2011 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 79  71  81  81  75  75  75 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 79  79  81  81  75  75  75 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 39  32  30  22  15   
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 49  41  37  27  20   
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 41  26  17     
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 52  33  21     

Safety

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

Finance

% of Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100% 33  44           

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

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

Sources

 1  "The 2017 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2018, data for 2016
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2017 revision". New York, 2017.
 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.