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

Last updated 1-December 2016 (data as of 18-November-2016)
Next overall update June 2017
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Development status: Developing GNI / capita (US$): 1 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 52
GDP / capita (US$): 1 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 62

Population data in thousands3

  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 18'502  18'772  19'323  19'979  20'501  16'354  12'452  8'956 
Births 438  449  462  475  487  496  445  400 
Surviving infants 430  442  454  467  479  486  432  380 
Pop. less than 5 years 2'192  2'242  2'351  2'468  2'536  2'399  2'137  1'753 
Pop. less than 15 years 6'869  6'911  7'068  7'260  7'383  6'681  5'842  4'363 
Female 15-49 years 4'517  4'664  4'883  5'136  5'362  4'062  2'710  1'847 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Syrian Arab Republic (the))
Diphtheria
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  80  366 
Japanese encephalitis
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Measles
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  45  594  740  13  13  146  535  1'478 
Mumps
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  45  52  95  7'780 
Pertussis
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  29  35  90  124  39  430 
Polio*
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  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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  13  17  71  244 
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 Syrian Arab Republic (the))
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2008  93  PAPFAM   66  68  83  86  84  99*  99*  92  35 
DTP1 2008  88  PAPFAM   66  73  76  66  79  97  98  93 
DTP3 2008  82  PAPFAM   66  60  62  60  64  91  97  91  13 
DTP4          57  66 
IPV1          70  76  75  78  96 
HepB_BD          71  80  84  83  98  99* 
HepB3 2005  77  MICS   55  56  62  86  58  81  90 
Hib3          60  62  60  64  91 
JapEnc         
MCV1          70  71  83  78  97  96  87  13 
MCV2          64  66  75  70  88  92 
PCV1         
PCV3         
Pol3 2008  81  PAPFAM   66  66  68  67  63  76  97  91  13 
Rota1         
RotaC         
RCV1          70  71  83  78  97 
TT2plus 1989  51  EPI   70  10  11  16  20  63 
PAB         
VAD1          62  71  64  78  59  94 
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 Syrian Arab Republic (the))
BCG
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  66  81  84  82  90  91  92  35 
DTP1
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  62  65  55  68  86  90  93  35 
DTP3
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  41  43  41  45  72  84  91  13 
HepB3
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  41  47  71  43  66  79 
HepB_BD
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  69  78  81  81  89  91 
Hib3
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  41  43  41  45  72 
IPV1
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  59 
MCV1
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  53  54  58  61  80  84  87  13 
MCV2
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  47  49  51  53  71  80 
PAB
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  91  92  94  94  94  90  63 
PCV3
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Pol3
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  50  52  50  47  60  86  91  13 
RCV1
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  53  54  58  61  80  84 
RotaC
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Number of districts in the country 81  Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
93 
   
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Greater or equal to 90% 23
From 80 to 89% 14
From 50 to 79% 33
Less than 50% 27
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
3
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2015 or latest available)

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Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DT 6 years; Yes
DTaPHibHepIPV 8, 24 weeks; Yes
DTaPHibIPV 16 weeks; 18 months; Yes
HepB birth; Yes
IPV 2, 4 months;
MMR 12, 18 months; Yes
Measles 9 months;
MenACWY 12 years; Yes
OPV birth; 24 weeks; 12, 18 months; Yes
TT 1st contact; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 year; Yes CBAW
Td 12 years; Yes
VitaminA 12, 24 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  No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
What years does the MYP cover? number 2016-2018    2013-2014  2011-2012  2006-2011  2006-2010  2006-2010 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 81  81  75  75  75  75  71 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 81  81  75  75  75  75  71 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 30  22  15    75  71 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 37  27  20    100  100 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 17      75   
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 21      100   

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND 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

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

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

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

Sources

 1  "The 2016 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2016, data for 2015
 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.