Fourth meeting of the South-East Asia Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (SEAR-ITAG) : A report, New Delhi, India, 2-3 April 2013
AbstractThe WHO-SEAR Technical Consultative Group (TCG) on Polio Eradication and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases was established in 1994. The TCG was an advisory body providing guidance to WHO on immunization matters. In 2008, the terms of reference for the TCG as well as its membership were revised and it became the South-East Asia Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (SEAR ITAG). The members of ITAG include experts from various technical areas related to immunization and vaccine development. This publication is the report of the Fourth Meeting of the South-East Asia Regional Advisory Group on Immunization (SEAR ITAG) held from 2 to 3 April 2013 in New Delhi, India. It includes a review of the progress made in strengthening routine immunization, polio eradication, measles control, introduction of new vaccines, and injection safety. It also provides recommendations for the consideration of the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region on their efforts to achieve the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) goals endorsed by the World Health Assembly.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Fourth meeting of the South-East Asia Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (SEAR-ITAG) : A report, New Delhi, India, 2-3 April 2013. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205121