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  • Australia
    NITAGs

    Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of seasonal influenza vaccines in 2017

    03.06.2017

    During its 62nd meeting in February 2017, ATAGI endorsed its recommendation for annual influenza vaccination for any person ≥6 months of age who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza.

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    Health economics

    New immunization financing guide available now

    02.22.2017

    Today, a new resource guide, Immunization Financing: A Resource Guide for Advocates, Policymakers, and Program Managers, was released to provide practical advice to low- and middle-income countries seeking to mobilize resources for immunization programs. The guide offers 26 briefs, including eight country case studies, to assist countries looking to sustainably finance immunization.

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  • Moldova (Republic Of)
    NITAGs

    the Republic of Moldova will add vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) to the routine immunization schedule

    02.06.2017

    Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) will be added to the routine immunization schedule in the Republic of Moldova in November 2017. Timely vaccination against HPV prevents infection with viruses that are the leading cause of cervical and other cancers. The Ministry of Health’s decision to introduce the vaccine followed the recommendation of the country’s independent national immunization technical advisory committee (NITAG) based on its thorough review of available evidence. 

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  • United States of America
    NITAGs

    ACIP releases the 2017 adult and childhood immunization schedules

    02.06.2017

    The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2017 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

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  • Zimbabwe
    NITAGs

    New members of the ZIMNITAG are oriented

    12.12.2016

    High level national officials and international organizations representatives attended the launch of the ZIMNITAG which took place on November 30th 2016. It was officiated by Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care representative, Mr T Zigora-CEO Parirenyatwa.

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  • Tanzania (United Republic Of)
    NITAGs

    Newly Established Tanzania NITAG oriented on NITAG functioning

    11.16.2016

    Officially established in September 2016, Tanzania NITAG members gathered in Morogoro from 31st October to 3rd Nov, 2016 for an orientation workshop. Facilitated by AMP/HPID and WHO, the workshop addressed topics on role, scope and mode of operations of a NITAG, internal procedures manual development, conflict of interest management. Participants were also introduced to the concept and the methodology of issuing an EBR taking into account the local context of health system. Working documents developed will be endorsed by members during the committee first meeting planned for Feb 17.  The Tanzania NITAG will soon be called upon by the Ministry of Health to deliberate on the HPV vaccine roll out in the country.

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  • China
    NITAGs

    Chinese EPI Leadership Conducts NITAG Study Tour of Canada and the United States

    11.10.2016

    Top EPI leaders in China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) travelled to Ottawa and Atlanta to discuss mechanisms for including new vaccines into existing immunization programs by use of a strong National Immunization Technical Advisory Group – in this case, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the United States’ Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  

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  • Germany
    NITAGs

    Digital communication for NITAGs is no longer optional!

    10.25.2016

    In September 2016, STIKO, the German NITAG, launched its own app, the first of its kind in the NITAG community. Anyone can download the app, which is compatible with Android or IOS, and access all STIKO’s recommendations. “This innovative digital project aims to strengthen relationships between healthcare workers and STIKO,” explain Ole Wichmann and Judith Koch from Robert Koch Institute. 

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  • Congo (Democratic Republic of)
    NITAGs

    DRC is the 2nd country in Central Africa to establish a NITAG

    10.20.2016

    By Ministerial decree No. 1250 / CAB / MIN / SP / 014 / CD / 2016 dated of 17th October 2016, DRC becomes the 2nd country in Central Africa after Cameroon with a Technical Advisory Group on Immunization.

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