World Cancer Day - time to read the Adult Immunization Advocacy Champion Summit Report

4 Février 2016

World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4th, 2016. It is also the opportunity to share the Adult Immunization Advocacy Champion Summit report available on the IFA website


The report summarizes discussions and outcomes of the Summit.  Delegates contributed to:

  • An improved understanding of country-specific adult immunization policies and practices in the Americas, Europe and Asia 
  • Determining key barriers for older people in accessing appropriate vaccines 
  • Better understanding of the challenges  civil society have in influencing government 
  • Exploring the desire of an aligned group of experts and agencies across disciplines and sectors to work together to improve the rate of adult vaccinations through a World Coalition on Adult Vaccinations



Documents à télécharger

Actualités et évènements en relation

  • Chili

    Chile's NITAG documents the results of the committee's evaluation


    In this article, we describe the structure, functioning and work processes of Chile’s NITAG (CAVEI) and assess its functionality, quality of work processes and outputs, and integration of the committee into the Ministry of Health policy process using the Assessment tool for National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups.

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  • NITAG training

    Read more on NITAG training in resource-constrained settings


    Antoinette Ba-Nguy and Adeel Shaah, ex-SIVAC staff and experienced NITAG trainers,  wrote an article on the NITAG trainings delivered through the Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI) program.

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  • SAGE (Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination)

    new Interim Recommendations on Vaccination against Ebola Virus Disease from SAGE


    Over the last four weeks, the Ebola outbreak in the Eastern Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has deteriorated with a large increase in the number of cases1. A major factor in this rise is an increase in critical security incidents that have dramatically affected the ability to identify, follow up and vaccinate contacts successfully. This context challenges the implementation of ring vaccination based on the identification of contacts and contacts of contacts, as recommended by SAGE in April 2017 and confirmed by SAGE during its April 2019 meeting. Further, a potential vaccine shortage may manifest in case the outbreak expands further and/or is prolonged.

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