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    • 14th meeting of the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (‎ETAGE)‎ 

      Unknown author (‎2014)‎
      The European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (‎ETAGE)‎ met on 8–9 October 2014 to review and discuss immunization activities and developments in the WHO European Region and provide advice to the WHO Regional Office on appropriate activities. Main topics for discussion included the measles and rubella action plan and progress made in achieving the regional elimination goal; monitoring implementation of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (‎GVAP)‎ and development of the European Vaccine Action Plan 2015–2020 (‎EVAP)‎; defining a ...
    • Coordination of operation MECACAR : report on a WHO meeting, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 14-16 October 1996 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 03 01 01, 1997)‎
      The meeting comprised representatives from the 18 countries of the European and Eastern Mediterranean Regions of WHO that participate in Operation MECACAR to interrupt poliovirus transmission in these formerly endemic countries, together with representatives of partner organizations. The meeting reviewed progress and planned the implementation of the poliomyelitis eradication strategies in 1997. The countries reported successful implementation of national immunization days (‎NIDs)‎ in 1995 and 1996, and steady progress toward enhancing surveillance. ...
    • Coordination of operation MECACAR : report on the fourth WHO coordination meeting, Rome, Italy 20-22 October 1997 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 03 01 02, 1998)‎
      Operation MECACAR is an intercountry coordination effort of the European and Eastern Mediterranean regions of WHO, organized to achieve and maintain interruption of wild poliovirus transmission in the currently and formerly endemic countries of the regions. The meeting was attended by representatives from the 18 countries participating in Operation MECACAR and other countries recently threatened with poliomyelitis, together with representatives of partner organizations. The meeting reviewed progress and planned the implementation of the poliomyelitis ...
    • Coordination of Operation MECACAR Plus : report on the eighth meeting, Budapest, Hungary 8-10 September 2003 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/05/5057414, 2005)‎
      The purpose of the meeting was to review experience and progress made in achieving poliomyelitis eradication by countries during 2001-2002; to coordinate the plan of action for poliomyelitis eradication in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and in the European Region of WHO; to review the quality of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in the participating countries; to discuss the sustainability of poliomyelitis eradication activities in countries without circulation of wild polioviruses; to brief the main partners on the efficacy of the Operation; ...
    • Coordination of Operation MECACAR Plus : report on the sixth meeting, Ankara, Turkey 20-22 October 1999 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 03 02 04, 2000)‎
      The sixth meeting on the coordination of Operation MECACAR Plus was attended by representatives of 16 participating countries from the WHO European (‎EUR)‎ and Eastern Mediterranean (‎EMR)‎ Regions and of the major partner organizations. Operation MECACAR/MECACAR Plus has led to unprecedented collaboration among 18 countries of EUR and EMR to coordinate implementation of polio eradication strategies. The last case of polio in EUR to date has been reported from Turkey with onset on 26 November 1998. Extraordinary progress toward polio eradication has ...
    • Eighteenth meeting of the European Regional Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 24-26 May 2005 

      European Regional Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (‎18th: 2005: Copenhagen, Denmark)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/05/5051285, 2005)‎
      The 18th meeting of the WHO European Regional Certification Commission for poliomyelitis eradication (‎RCC)‎ was held in Copenhagen on 24-26 May 2005 to review national polio eradication programme and laboratory containment activity updates. Of the 52 Member States in the Region, 48 (‎92%)‎ submitted complete and timely reports on their 2004 activities. The RCC reviewed the updates and heard presentations on the Regional Polio Laboratory Network, laboratory containment of wild poliovirus, and cessation of oral polio vaccination. Representatives from ...
    • Eighth meeting of the Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 27-28 January 2000 

      European Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (‎8th: 2000: Copenhagen, Denmark)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/00/5018750, 2000)‎
      The eighth meeting of the European Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication was held at the WHO Regional Office for Europe on 27628 January 2000. The purpose of the Meeting was to discuss the surveillance of enteroviruses in countries where polio has long been absent; to discuss the plan for containment as part of the certification process in the Region, and to finalize the plan for certification in the Region for 200062003. The Commission was briefed on global and regional plans for containment of polioviruses. The global ...
    • Eleventh meeting of the Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 13-16 February 2001 

      Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (‎11th: 2001: Copenhagen, Denmark)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/01/5018750, 2001)‎
      The Eleventh Meeting comprised three sections: a consultation on supplementary poliovirus surveillance, a review of documentation from the Russian Federation and Ukraine, and an informal consultation meeting of the Regional Reference Laboratories of the European Regional Poliomyelitis Laboratory Network. The Regional Commission had stated that a supplementary surveillance system not based on acute flaccid paralysis (‎AFP)‎ might prove extremely valuable in assuring the absence of indigenous poliovirus circulation. At present there were 34 accredited ...
    • European Advisory Group on the Expanded Programme on Immunization (‎EAG/EPI)‎ : report on the fourteenth meeting, London, United Kingdom 27-29 January 1998 

      WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization. European Advisory Group . Meeting (‎14th: 1998: London, United Kingdom)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 02, 1998)‎
      The EAG proposed targets and recommendations for the elimination of poliomyelitis, neonatal tetanus, indigenous diphtheria and measles, for reducing the carrier incidence of hepatitis B virus in children under five years, and for controlling mumps, pertussis, congenital rubella and invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b. Achieving these targets would require appropriate political will, well defined strategies, the necessary managerial and financial resources, well organized public health systems with laboratory-based infectious ...
    • European Advisory Group on the Expanded Programme on Immunization : report on the 12th meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 November 1996 

      European Advisory Group on the Expanded Programme on Immunization. Meeting (‎12th: 1996: Copenhagen, Denmark)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 11(‎A)‎, 1997)‎
      At its twelfth meeting, the European Advisory Group (‎EAG)‎ confirmed that the first priority for measles control was the achievement of high coverage with a single dose of vaccine, though this would not serve to eliminate the disease. The interruption of transmission needed to be maintained, and this could be achieved with supplementary vaccination, either through repeated campaigns or by the administration of second doses. Whichever approach was used, it was essential that the reaccumulation of susceptibles was prevented. The EAG endorsed the ...
    • European Advisory Group on the Expanded Programme on Immunization : report on the 13th meeting, Paris, France, 10-12 March 1997 

      European Advisory Group on the Expanded Programme on Immunization. Meeting (‎13th: 1997: Paris, France)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 06, 1997)‎
      The EAG expressed the belief that whole-cell pertussis vaccine should remain the mainstay of national immunization programmes. Those countries that had already changed to acellular vaccines would need to monitor carefully changes in coverage, efficacy and duration of protection. The possible interference between acellular vaccines and Hib vaccines needed further elucidation. Experience with Hib vaccines in European countries had been most encouraging, with high coverage achieved and rapid disappearance of invasive Hib manifestations. The EAG ...
    • Expanded Programme on Immunization : report on the sixth Meeting of National Programme Managers, Veyrier du Lac France, 23-26 October 1995 

      Meeting of National EPI Programme Managers (‎6th: 1995: Veyrier du Lac, France)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 94 01/MT03, 1996)‎
      Previously 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 ...
    • Expanded programme on immunization : report on the 11th meeting of the European Advisory Group, Paris, France 4-6 March 1996 

      European Advisory Group on the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization. Meeting (‎11th : 1996: Paris, France)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 11, 1996)‎
      The 11th meeting of the European Advisory Group (‎EAG)‎ was held in Paris from 4 to 6 March 1996. The EAG reviewed its role, function and membership and identified the following priorities: to review the progress and define the constraints of immunization programmes; to recommend approaches for strategies and modifications based on new scientific and practical findings; to advise the Regional office and the Interagency Immunization Coordinating Committee (‎IICC)‎ on priority areas for action and on matters of special importance for submission to the ...
    • Expanded Programme on Immunization : report on the seventh WHO meeting of national programmes managers, Berlin 10-12 November 1997 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 04, 1998)‎
      The purposes of the Meeting were to introduce the European health for all policy for the twenty-first century, to discuss measles elimination, to advocate the strengthening of disease surveillance and development of laboratory networks, to present cost-benefit analysis models as tools for decision-makers, to discuss the systems of reporting on diseases covered by the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization (‎EPI)‎ and to present progress on poliomyelitis eradication/certification and diphtheria control. Essential components of a measles elimination ...
    • Extraordinary meeting of the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (‎ETAGE)‎. 30 January 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark 

      Unknown author (‎2015)‎
      The European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (‎ETAGE)‎ met on 30 January 2015 to review and discuss measles and rubella elimination in the WHO European Region and to be briefed and provide input on the advocacy plan for the European Vaccine Action Plan (‎EVAP)‎. Representatives of the European Regional Verification Commission (‎RVC)‎ participated at the meeting, to report on their November 2014 review of regional measles and rubella elimination progress as reported by Member States for 2013.
    • Field guide for planning and implementing supplemental immunization activities for measles and rubella 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/04/5051323, 2004)‎
      Supplementary immunization activities (‎SIA)‎ for measles are a way to quickly reduce the number of susceptibles in the population. When measles-rubella vaccine is used for cohorts susceptible to measles and rubella and rubella vaccine for other women of childbearing age, SIA provide the opportunity to quickly meet the 2010 objectives. "Field guide for planning and implementing supplemental immunization activities for measles and rubella" is intended to assist national immunization programme managers and subnational staff in the planning, organization, ...
    • Intercountry meeting on vaccine procurement for self-procuring countries (‎central and eastern Europe, Turkey and NIS)‎ : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 3-4 September 2002 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/03/5043768, 2003)‎
      During the past decade major progress in vaccine procurement has taken place in the countries of central and eastern Europe (‎CCEE)‎, Turkey and the newly independent states (‎NIS)‎ using bidding mechanisms opened up in the global market. However, because of changes in the market, the process has become more complex and countries need to adapt. It is in this context that the Intercountry Meeting on Vaccine Procurement for self-procuring countries was held. The main objective of the meeting was to provide participants with detailed information on ...