Starting on 21 April 2012, WHO is uniting countries across the globe for a week of vaccination campaigns, public education and information sharing under the umbrella of World Immunization Week.
Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions and prevents debilitating illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, pneumococcal disease, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, tetanus and yellow fever.
109 millioninfants vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP in 2010Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage
2 - 3 milliondeaths averted annually by vaccinationMore on immunization
19.3 millioninfants not fully immunized in 2010Progress towards global immunization goals
Planning and evaluation materials
Follow World Immunization Week
Immunization Week in the Regions
Calls for consultants / proposals
SAGE call for nominations
Invitation to monitoring and evaluation companies to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for monitoring for the WHO led MVPE
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the population-level impact and herd effects following human papillomavirus immunization programmes and potential for HPV elimination