Manila, 25-30 May 2015 - The Fifth Meeting on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks and Poliovirus Biorisk Management Training in the Western Pacific Region was held in Manila, the Philippines from 25 to 30 May 2015 to review the performance and identify the challenges of the polio and measles/rubella network laboratories in the Region and to hold a four-day training to implement biorisk management for laboratories holding wild and oral polio vaccine (OPV)/Sabin poliovirus materials.
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.
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.
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.
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Fifth Meeting on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks and Poliovirus Biorisk Management Training in the Western Pacific Region
Fifth Meeting on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks and Poliovirus Biorisk Management Training in the Western Pacific Region - Measles and Rubella Network Meeting
Hands-on training workshop on the laboratory diagnosis of japanese encephalitis
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- WPR immunization coverage dashboard (HIIP)
- WPR Hepatitis B dashboard (HIIP)
- EPI articles on Western Pacific Surveillance and Response (WPSAR) Journal
- All HIIP Indicators by Source
- Immunization, vaccines and biologicals (IVB)
- Immunization surveillance, assessment and monitoring - data and statistics by subject