Expanded programme on immunization

Eighth Pacific Immunization Programme Strengthening (PIPS) Workshop

19-22 November 2013 - Nadi, Fiji


  • To review the status of national immunization programmes in countries, and develop recommendations in regard to immunization systems and sustaining high quality programme monitoring and vaccine preventable disease (VPD) surveillance;
  • To review the necessary functions of the proposed establishment of an adverse events following immunization (AEFI) causality committee in the Pacific in view of increased introductions of vaccines in countries and discuss the terms of reference and way forward; and
  • To identify the successes, challenges and lessons learnt from the vaccine independence initiative (VII), discuss the way forward after the VII ends in 2015, and develop a regional framework.