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    NITAG training

    Read more on NITAG training in resource-constrained settings

    06.20.2019

    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

    new Interim Recommendations on Vaccination against Ebola Virus Disease from SAGE

    05.13.2019

    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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    Network

    Are you the next GNN chair?

    03.26.2019

    The secretariat of the Global NITAG Network is proud to announce an open call for nomination for the new chair for a 2 year mandate.  The vacant will be generated when Pr Anthony Harnden ends his term in June 2019.

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  • Belgium
    SAGE

    New advisory report for the vaccination against Tick-Borne Encephalitis

    03.21.2019

    The Superior Health Council (SHC) received 2 requests for an advisory report by letter, on May 12 2017 from the Risk Management Group (FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment) and on November 14 2018 from the federal Minister of Health. Both requests are treated in this advisory report.
     

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  • Germany
    Background paper

    the German NITAG publishes the background paper to the decision to recommend the vaccination with the inactivated herpes zoster subunit vaccine

    03.12.2019

    The STIKO recommends vaccination with the adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit (HZ/su) inactivated vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) for all people age 60 years and over (standard vaccination).

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    Third Global NITAG Network (GNN) meeting

    01.16.2019

    The Global NITAG Network (GNN) meeting was organized this year by the Public Health Agency of Canada with the strong support of WHO HQ. This annual meeting brought National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) members from across the globe to Ottawa to discuss the network’s activities, the barriers to reach the GVAP target and the lessons learnt in building NITAG structure and evaluating NITAGs.

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  • Sweden
     

    Changing national vaccination programmes in Sweden

    12.19.2018

    This report outlines how the Public Health Agency of Sweden organizes and investigates changes to national vaccination programmes. The main target group of the English version of the report is National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) and their Secretariats in other countries.

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    Have you ever considered mandatory immunization?

    09.07.2018

    This article analyses countries that implemented mandatory infant and childhood immunization, sharing the best practices and lessons learnt.

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  • Mali
     

    The Ministry of Health of Mali designates the NITAG members

    09.04.2018

    In 2014 the Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene of Mali signed a decree to establish the NITAG. Four years later, the Ministry of Health nominates the 13 core members as well as the ex-officio and liaision members.

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