Expanded programme on immunization

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.

Immunization Week in the Western Pacific Region

Vaccination is everyone's job, protect our children, protect our community

Despite the proven effectiveness of vaccines and the tens of millions of lives they have saved, an estimated 400 000 people die needlessly every year in the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Western Pacific Region from diseases that vaccines could prevent.

Vaccines save up to 3 million lives each year worldwide from infectious diseases, such as hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles and polio. Still, nearly 2.3 million children in the Region each year are not fully immunized against these threats.

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.

Sixth Meeting on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks in the Western Pacific Region

MANILA, 12-15 September 2016 - The Sixth Meeting on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks in the Western Pacific Region was held in Manila, Philippines from 12 to 15 September 2016 to review the performance and identify the challenges of the polio and measles and rubella network laboratories in the Region. The meeting reviewed ways to further strengthen the performance of network laboratories and also to monitor the implementation of recommendations from the fifth vaccine-preventable diseases laboratory networks meeting in May 2015.

Immunization top stories

Contact information

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