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  • Africa
    WHO

    Call for Nominations of experts

    07.31.2017

    The WHO Regional Office for Africa is soliciting proposals for nominations for current vacancies on its Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG). Nominations are required to be submitted no later than 04 September 2017.  Nominations will be carefully reviewed by the RITAG membership selection panel which will propose the selection of nominees for appointment to the WHO Regional Director for Africa.

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  • Canada
    NITAGs

    NACI mandate expands to support local decision-making on vaccine programs

    07.28.2017

    In June 2016 the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced that the mandate of Canada’s NITAG, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) will be expanded. In addition to the assessment of vaccine characteristics (safety, efficacy, effectiveness, and immunogenicity), NACI will also be assessing additional programmatic elements including economic evaluations, feasibility of implementation, acceptability, ethics and equity. 

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    NITAGs

    Launch of the Global National Immunization Technical Advisory Group Network

    07.05.2017

    The second Global National Immunization Technical Advisory Group Network (GNN) meeting was held in Berlin from 28-29 June. The meeting was jointly organized by WHO, the Robert Koch Institute, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and Agence de Médecine Preventive−Health Policy and Institutional Development Center (AMP-HPID).

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    WHO

    WHO issues updated positon paper on yellow fever vaccine

    06.23.2017

    In a revised yellow fever (YF) vaccine position paper published in today’s edition of the Weekly Epidemiological Record, WHO provided updated guidance on the use of fractional dose YF vaccination in the context of YF vaccine supply shortages.

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    NITAGs

    The conference report of the first GNN meeting is online

    05.04.2017

    National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) provide independent, evidence-informed advice to assist their governments in immunization policy formation. However, many NITAGs face challenges in fulfilling their roles. Hence the many requests for formation of a network linking NITAGs together so they can learn from each other. 

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  • Côte d’Ivoire
    NITAGs

    ESTABLISHMENT AND STRENGTHENING OF NITAG IN IVORY COAST: SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES

    04.26.2017

    The NITAG session at the April SAGE meeting 2017 includes presentations of three committees: JCVI (UK NITAG), Sri Lanka and Senegal. The NITAG of Cote d'Ivoire is taking this opportunity to present its success and challenges.

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    NITAGs

    Get ready for the next GNN meeting and read the 2016 report

    04.21.2017

    The Global NITAG Network will meet in June 28th - 29th, 2017 in Berlin. The Organizing Committee composed of representatives of the Robert Koch Institute (as the hosting institutions), AMP-HPID, US CDC, WHO and representatives from the NITAG network are currently developing the meeting agenda. Last year report can be downloaded to get prepared for this year meeting and get familiarized with the NITAG members. 

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  • Costa Rica
    NITAGs

    Voice from the field: Roberto Arroba

    04.10.2017

    Roberto Arroba is the National coordinator of immunization in Costa Rica, in charge of the secretariat of the NITAG and also a core group member of the Global NITAG Network (GNN).

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  • Togo
    NITAGs

    The youngest NITAG in West Africa is being trained

    04.05.2017

    The SIVAC initiative is supporting the Togo NITAG, the youngest to be established in West Africa where 7 countries are still without NITAG. Targeting over 25 participants, the training on issuing evidence-based recommendation notes is being held in Lomé from April 4th to 6th, 2017.

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