Expanded Programme on Immunization : report on the sixth Meeting of National Programme Managers, Veyrier du Lac France, 23-26 October 1995
AbstractPreviously controlled infectious diseases, notably diphtheria and poliomyelitis, are re-emerging in part of the WHO European Region. Epidemic control efforts have been only partially successful, and the Region is now falling behind some other WHO regions in the control of vaccine-preventable infections. The main aims of the Sixth Meeting of European National Programme Managers on the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) were to accelerate progress towards full implementation of national vaccine programmes and to review diphtheria and poliomyelitis control activities. Substantial progress towards poliomyelitis control has been made through Operation MECACAR. In contrast, the diphtheria epidemic in the NIS of the former USSR continues to grow; substantial efforts and resources are now required to bring it under control. Some countries are now implementing hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines in the EPI schedule. The strengthening of surveillance systems for vaccine-preventable infections is a high priority for all countries
Meeting of National EPI Programme Managers (6th: 1995: Veyrier du Lac, France) & World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (1996). Expanded Programme on Immunization : report on the sixth Meeting of National Programme Managers, Veyrier du Lac France, 23-26 October 1995. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108087
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