EPI and VPD surveillance review and post-introduction evaluation of Hib (pentavalent) vaccine : Report of the mission, Bangladesh, 15-25 March 2012
AbstractWHO assists Member States of the South-East Asia Region to periodically review their surveillance systems and national immunization programmes. These reviews provide an insight into the strengths and limitations of the programme. Additionally, WHO encourages countries to identify strategies to harness strengths and utilize the available resources to improve the quality of surveillance and immunization. In March 2012, national and international experts reviewed the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) surveillance and conducted a post-introduction evaluation of Hib (Pentatvalent) vaccine in Bangladesh. This report summarizes the progress made in vaccine preventable disease surveillance, immunization service delivery and coverage, injection safety, vaccine supply, cold chain management, and advocacy and communications. It also provides recommendations for the consideration of the Government of Bangladesh and development partners in their efforts to achieve the national goals for immunization.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). EPI and VPD surveillance review and post-introduction evaluation of Hib (pentavalent) vaccine : Report of the mission, Bangladesh, 15-25 March 2012. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205023