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    • 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 : 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 ...
    • Evaluation of measures for poliomyelitis eradication and diphtheria control : report on a WHO meeting, Berlin, Germany 3-5 June 1996 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/ICP/CMDS 07 01 04, 1996)‎
      A meeting to review the progress in poliomyelitis eradication and diphtheria control in the newly independent states (‎NIS)‎ of the former Soviet Union was convened in Berlin, from 3 to 5 June 1996, by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, with financial support of the Government of Germany. The participants included representatives of 15 countries, WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (‎IFRC)‎, USAID, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (‎CDS)‎ and BASICS. Reviewing the current state ...
    • 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 ...
    • Guidelines for implementation of laboratory containment of wild poliovirus : laboratory survey and national inventory, May 2000 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/00/5017484, 2000)‎
    • Guidelines on responding to the detection of wild poliovirus in the WHO European Region 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/06/5061891, 2007)‎
    • 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)‎, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Meeting of Regional and Global Specialized Polio Reference Laboratories of the WHO European Polio Laboratory Network. 11–12 March 2015 National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Potters Bar, United Kingdom 

      Unknown author (‎2015)‎
      The main objective of the meeting was to make a final decision on the adoption of an updated algorithm for poliovirus isolation which is now used by GPLN laboratories in all other WHO regions. Adopting the new testing algorithm will help ensure that laboratories use fully standardized methods across the Region and will improve timeliness of detection of programmatically important polioviruses. The possible implications of using the new testing format and plans for its implementation were discussed at length based on the experience in ...