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Response to epidemic meningitis in Africa, 1997. Report by IFRC-MSF-UNICEF-WHO to the International Coordinating Group (ICG)

WHO/EMC/DIS/ICG/97/8

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Response to epidemic meningitis in Africa, 1997. Report by IFRC-MSF-UNICEF-WHO to the International Coordinating Group (ICG)

Background
Epidemic meningitis in Africa, 1997
The Joint Appeal
  • Response to the Joint Appeal
  • Availability of meningococcal meningitis vaccine A/C in 1997
  • Vaccine distribution through International Coordinating Group (ICG)
Role of the ICG
  • Cost, delivery and use of vaccine
  • Ensuring safe injections
  • Coordination
Measures to improve the functioning of the ICG
  • Awareness of the role of ICG
  • Timeliness of ICG decisions
  • Criteria for approval of requests
  • Standardized formats for requests
  • Monitoring of procurement outside ICG
  • Local coordination
  • Reporting on implementation of vaccination plans
  • Coordination with vaccine manufacturers
Plans for 1998-2000
  • Evaluation and planning
  • Establishment of a fund for epidemic preparedness
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