Expanded programme on immunization

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Japan verified as achieving measles elimination

WHO/B. Bayutas

MACAO SAR (CHINA), 27 MARCH 2015 – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Japan have been verified as having achieved measles elimination by the Measles Regional Verification Commission. The three countries join Australia, Macao SAR (China), Mongolia and the Republic of Korea as countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region that have successfully eliminated measles.

New immunization dashboards

The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) introduces four interactive dashboards showing routine and surveillance immunization data. This work has been realised with the assistance of our colleagues from the Health Intelligence and Innovation (HII) unit.

Most current analytics are now available from these dashboards for Routine coverage, Measles and Polio surveillance and Hepatitis B.

Philippines introduces supplemental Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

The Philippines announced on 6 October 2014, the introduction of a supplemental dose of the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. The launch for the National Capital Region (NCR) took place on 6 October 2014 in the city of Paranaque, part of Manila’s metropolitan area and will gradually expand nationwide.

Immunization Week in the Western Pacific

As in previous years the world reassures its commitment to protect lives through immunization by observing and participating in the Immunization Week, to be held from 24 April to 03 May 2015.

While the global theme this year focuses on closing the immunization gap and reaching equity in immunization levels as outlined in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), the Western Pacific Region goes a step further to commit that this endeavour of protecting the communities through vaccination is everyone’s job.

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Contact information

Expanded Programme on Immunization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
World Health Organization
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
Philippines
Tel. no. (+63 2) 5288001
Fax no. (+63 2) 5211036, 5260279
epi@wpro.who.int