Expanded programme on immunization (EPI) and vaccine preven table disease (VPD) surveillance review : Nepal, 15-27 April 2010
AbstractDescription: WHO assists Member states of the South-East Asia Region to periodically review their surveillance systems and ational immunization programmes. These reviews provide an insight into the programme strengths and limitations. Additionally, WHO encourages countries to identify strategies to harness strengths and utilize the available resources to improve the quality of surveillance and immunization. In April 2010, national and international experts reviewed the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of Nepal and also the surveillance system that was in place for detecting vaccine preventable diseases. 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 Nepal and development partners in their efforts to achieve the national goals for immunization.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2011). Expanded programme on immunization (EPI) and vaccine preven table disease (VPD) surveillance review : Nepal, 15-27 April 2010. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205032