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Title: Immunization policies for the countries of central and eastern Europe : report on a WHO workshop, Rome Italy 24-26 October 1996
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: This Workshop provided a forum for reviewing the current WHO recommendations and policies on vaccination against diseases covered by the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and vaccine procurement procedures in the countries of central and eastern Europe. EPI and immunization programme managers in these countries could consider changes in vaccine delivery and surveillance to strengthen their programmes. Sharing recent experiences with the control of poliomyelitis (following the introduction of wild poliovirus in the Balkan peninsula), measles pertussis and hepatitis B, the participants discussed where programme improvements could be made, focusing particularly on the current status of the global and European efforts towards poliomyelitis eradication. Participants thoroughly reviewed vaccine management, including the need for functional national control authorities, and vaccine procurement and handling. The discussion on vaccine delivery indicated the approaches of WHO, the United Nations Children's Fund and the donor community to assisting the countries of central and eastern Europe to reach true self-sufficiency
Description: EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 01
English only
31 p.
Subject: Immunization
Vaccines
Poliomyelitis
Measles
Whooping Cough
Hepatitis B
Evaluation Studies
Health Policy
Europe, Eastern
Context: organization and administration
supply and distribution
prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Immunity and Immunization
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 01
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107662
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