Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/IVB/12.04

Global vaccine safety blueprint - The landscape analysis

Global vaccine safety blueprint is a WHO strategic document that proposes new approaches for strengthening vaccine pharmacovigilance systems in low- and middle-income countries. The Blueprint was written based on findings from a survey of global vaccine safety stakeholders, a report on SWOT analysis of ongoing global and inter-country vaccine safety initiatives, a survey of regulators from producing and procuring countries, a survey of vaccine manufacturers, a baseline assessment of the vaccine safety systems from in 11 countries participating in WHO's a global post-marketing surveillance network, an analysis of NRA assessment data and financial assessment of a sample of national vaccine safety systems and of existing vaccine safety initiatives. This landscape analysis was done in 2010-2011 to generate accurate, meaningful, up-to-date, and actionable information on current opportunities and challenges in vaccine safety across the world. The subject of this DPAF is to proposed a single publication summarizing the seven studies.

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