Prevention and Control of Japanese encephalitis (JE)
Other TitlesReport of the sixth bi-regional meeting Bangkok, Thailand, 27-29 May 2014
AbstractWHO assists Member States to periodically review and discuss various topics concerning national immunization programmes. Deliberations on these issues lead to tangible improvements in managing these national programmes. With this objective, the sixth Bi-regional meeting on Prevention and Control of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) was held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 27-29 May 2014. The objectives of the meeting were to support JE endemic countries of South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions to reap the benefits of recent technical advances in JE laboratory diagnosis, vaccine availability and to gain benefits from new opportunities. This publication reports on the aforesaid meeting. This publication includes recommendations for Member States next steps in implementing strategies for prevention and control of JE. The report also contains a summary of progress, key issues and challenges in implementing JE control measures for Member States that have introduced JE vaccines. Member States that have not introduced the vaccine are encouraged to proceed with decision making, planning vaccine introduction, programme implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the impact of existing JE vaccine programmes. The support required by countries to implement the next steps including establishing JE surveillance is also discussed.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). Prevention and Control of Japanese encephalitis (JE). World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/172432