ABOUT

About the NRC

The NITAG Resource Center (NRC) is a unique platform dedicated to NITAG members worldwide. The NRC is the one-stop-shop for all NITAG related information, 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 tools 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 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 .

THE HOST

The NITAG Resource Center is developed, managed, published and updated on a regular basis by the Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals department within the World Health Organization.

WHO – World Health Organization HQ

Localisation
More than 7000 people from more than 150 countries work for the Organization in 150 WHO offices in countries, territories and areas, six regional offices, at the Global Service Centre in Malaysia and at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Scope of action :

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. 

Since the establishment of the Global NITAG Network (GNN) in June 2017, WHO supports core Secretariat functions, including maintaining the NITAG Resource Centre website.

THE PARTNERS

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Localisation
Geneva, Switzerland
Scope of action :

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

Scope of action :

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 mission is to protect the nation’s public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The agency conducts critical public health research and evaluation 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. The CDC also assists other countries increase their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats, and specifically works closely with a wide variety of partners to protect global citizens against contagious and life-threatening vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition, the CDC staff 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. CDC hosts the secretariat of the US NITAG, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).