About the NRC
The NITAG Resource Center is an interactive and global platform dedicated to NITAG members worldwide. The goal of the NRC is to be the one-stop-shop for all NITAG related information and to develop the NITAG community, promoting collaborations and fostering the network of NITAG members. The website makes available all publications produced by NITAGs as well as technical reports from partners and scientific publications useful to NITAG members. Navigation languages include English, French, Spanish and Russian but documents are also available in their original languages. No registration is needed and documents are available free of charge.
A NITAG Technical Newsletter comes out quarterly. It offers the latest news from the NITAG community and provides subscribers with useful information on events and publications on immunization. Request for subscription can be made through the contact data sheet or by writing directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NITAG Resource Center is developed, managed, published and updated on a regular basis by Louise Henaff at the Health Policy and Institutional Development (HPID) unit at the AMP.
Health Policy and Institutional Development (HPID) Center at the Agence de Médecine Préventive, (AMP)
AMP HPID is a WHO collaborating Center on evidence-informed immunization policy-making, since December 2012. The main project within this collaborating center is currently the SIVAC Initiative, which aims at supporting the creation and strengthening of NITAGs in low and middle-income countries. SIVAC action focuses on providing trainings and support to all countries except PAHO region, regardless of their eligibility to Gavi, the Vaccine alliance. The other project within the HPID center (which has now ended) was part of the ProVac International initiative and supported 5 countries in EMRO and EURO regions in the development of cost-effectiveness analyses of rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccine.
WHO – World Health Organization
The WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing countries and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Gavi uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of an additional 440 million children and the prevention of approximately 6 million future deaths.
US-CDC – United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on infectious diseases, immunization, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens. CDC hosts the secretariat of the US NITAG, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). In addition, the CDC researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases such as obesity and diabetes and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.
Ministries of Health worldwide
Ministries of Health, which are the main partners for NITAGs, are accountable for the governance and guidance of a population's health together with the healthcare system. Ministries are also responsible for issuing the decrees (or other official documents) that establish NITAGs. They rely on NITAGs and receive, examine and prioritize their recommendations. All countries with a NITAG can be part of the partnership that aims to increase the pooling of NITAG resources on this website. By sharing their recommendations and evidence (and other technical documents) on this website, Ministries of Health (through their respective NITAGs) can contribute greatly to the site's development.