Expanded programme on immunization and vaccine preventable diseases surveillance review : Report of the mission, Republic of Maldives, 27 January - 3 February 2013
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 national immunization programmes. Additionally WHO encourages countries to identify strategies to harness strengths and utilize the available resources to improve the quality of immunization and disease surveillance. In this regard, a joint national and international review was conducted in the Republic of Maldives to review the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) surveillance In January 2013. This report summarizes the findings of the review in terms of current major strengths and areas for further improvement in the national EPI and VPD surveillance system. The report also details recommendations for the consideration of the Government of Maldives for further strengthening EPI and VPD surveillance with a view to achieving national goals for immunization.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Expanded programme on immunization and vaccine preventable diseases surveillance review : Report of the mission, Republic of Maldives, 27 January - 3 February 2013. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205047