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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 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; ...
    • Costing of measles elimination : report of a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-24 October 2000 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/01/5018999, 2001)‎
    • 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, ...
    • First meeting of the CCEE-Baltics Communicable Disease Network (‎CEE/CDN)‎ : report on a WHO meeting, Prague, 7-9 June 2001 

      CCEE-Baltics Communicable Disease Network. Meeting (‎1st: 2001 : Prague, Czech Republic)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR//01/5027571, 2001)‎
      The meeting convened for the first time all 17 members of the CCEE-Baltics Communicable Disease Network CEE-CDN)‎ with the aim of reviewing the report of the CEE-CDN working group and approving the priority list of diseases; adopting targets for future development and beginning the task of developing a mid-term strategy to achieve them, taking training components and evaluation standards into consideration; approving the establishment of a new disease-specific network; approving the proposal to join an existing network for another priority disease; ...
    • Immunization policies for the countries of central and eastern Europe : report on a WHO workshop, Rome Italy 24-26 October 1996 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 01, 1997)‎
      This Workshop provided a forum for reviewing the current WHO recommendations and policies on vaccination against diseases covered by the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization (‎EPI)‎ and vaccine procurement procedures in the countries of central and eastern Europe. EPI and immunization programme managers in these countries could consider changes in vaccine delivery and surveillance to strengthen their programmes. Sharing recent experiences with the control of poliomyelitis (‎following the introduction of wild poliovirus in the Balkan peninsula)‎, ...
    • Measles and rubella surveillance and monitoring vaccination coverage in countries with complex health care systems : Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization : Paris, France 20-21 September 2004 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/04/5051333, 2005)‎
      The Strategic plan for measles and congenital rubella infection in the WHO European Region, was developed and implemented in 2002 and includes two objectives for 2010: interruption of indigenous measles transmission and the prevention of congenital rubella infection (‎CRI; less than one case of congenital rubella syndrome [‎CRS]‎ per 100 000 live births)‎. It has been recommended that the plan be revised to include the objective of measles and rubella elimination by 2010 along with CRI prevention. The Surveillance guidelines for measles and congenital ...
    • Measles control and elimination in the European Region : report on a WHO consultation, Copenhagen, Denmark 19-20 November 1996 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 01 20, 1997)‎
      The elimination of measles from the Region is clearly feasible, and in some countries has already been achieved. Failure to control measles results from a lack of political will, a belief that the disease is not serious, and inadequate control strategies. The key to elimination is not a single dose of vaccine alone, but ensuring that the number of susceptible individuals is kept below the level required to sustain transmission. This goal needs to be promoted widely by all Member States and the Regional Office, and national and regional plans of ...
    • MEETING OF IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMME MANAGERS IN THE WHO EUROPEAN REGION 

      Unknown author (‎2015)‎
      National immunization programme managers from 46 Member States in the WHO European Region gathered in Antalya, Turkey, on 18–20 March 2014, together with WHO and partners, to share evidence and best practice and work towards a coordinated effort across the Region to control vaccine-preventable diseases. Particular focus was placed on the Region’s 2015 elimination target for measles and rubella, maintenance of its polio-free status through further implementation of the Polio Endgame Strategy, strengthening surveillance, decision-making with ...
    • Second meeting of the CCEE-Baltic States Communicable Disease Network : report on a WHO meeting, Portoroz, Slovenia 20-22 June 2002 

      CCEE-Baltics Communicable Disease Network. Meeting (‎2nd: 2002 : Portoroz, Slovenia)‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/02/5040160, 2002)‎
      One of WHO's main means of creating a global system for the surveillance of disease is the development of a network of networks: linking local, regional, national and international networks of laboratories and medical or surveillance centres. With support from the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the countries of central and eastern Europe (‎CCEE)‎ and the Baltic states formed: 1)‎ a communicable disease network (‎CEE-CDN)‎ that proposed to establish an early warning and response system; and 2)‎ a surveillance network to help eliminate measles. At its ...
    • Second meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination. Summary report 

      Unknown author (‎2014)‎
      All countries in the European Region have committed to eliminating measles and rubella by 2015. To evaluate progress toward this goal, the 2nd meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (‎RVC)‎ was held from 28 to 30 October 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The RVC reviewed information submitted by the national verification committees for measles and rubella elimination (‎NVC)‎ from the 34 countries that submitted reports, and decided on the status of interruption of measles and rubella as of the end of ...
    • A strategic framework for the elimination of measles in the European Region by Mary Ramsay, February 1997 

      Ramsay, Mary; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. Expanded Programme on Immunization (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 01 02 05, 1999)‎
    • Strategic plan for measles and congenital rubella infection in the European Region of WHO 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/03/5040740, 2003)‎
      Measles and rubella remain important causes of vaccine-preventable disease and death in the European Region of WHO. Although an increasing number of Member States provide highly effective vaccines to prevent both of these diseases as part of their routine Expanded Programme on Immunization Programmes, challenges remain to improve coverage in the countries currently using the vaccines and to introduce rubella vaccine in the countries that have not yet implemented a programme. The Strategic Plan for Measles and Congenital Rubella Infection in the ...
    • Sub-regional immunization programme managers' meeting : report on a WHO meeting, Antalya, Turkey, 15-17 November 2005 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/06/5073285, 2006)‎
    • Sub-regional meeting of national immunization programme managers (‎Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and NIS)‎ : report on a WHO meeting, Vienna, Austria 26-28 February 2002 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/02/5042756, 2002)‎
      The purpose of the meeting was to brief national immunization programme managers on immunization activities in the WHO European Region and to introduce the plan of action for 2002-2003. Participants received information on global, regional and selected national immunization programmes; measles surveillance and supplementary immunization activities; the introduction of new vaccines and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (‎GAVI)‎; and activities leading up to the declaration of the Region as poliomyelitis-free. The participants formulated ...
    • Surveillance guidelines for measles and congenital rubella infection in the European Region of WHO 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/03/5043701, 2003)‎
      Measles and rubella remain important causes of vaccine-preventable disease and death in the European Region of WHO. The Strategic Plan for Measles and Congenital Rubella Infection in the European Region of WHO identifies key strategies to meet the targets for interrupting indigenous measles transmission and preventing congenital rubella infection (‎<1 case of congenital rubella syndrome per 100 000 live births)‎ by 2010; strengthening surveillance systems by vigorous case investigation and laboratory confirmation is one of these key strategies. ...
    • Technical consultation on measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome surveillance : Copenhagen, Denmark, 12-13 April 2005 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/05/5051333, 2005)‎
      The Strategic plan for measles and congenital rubella infection in the WHO European Region, was developed and implemented in 2002 and includes two objectives for 2010: interruption of indigenous measles transmission and the prevention of congenital rubella infection (‎CRI; less than one case of congenital rubella syndrome [‎CRS]‎ per 100 000 live births)‎. It has been recommended that the plan be revised to include the objective of measles and rubella elimination by 2010 along with CRI prevention. The Surveillance guidelines for measles and congenital ...