National advisory committees on immunization
The majority of industrialized and some developing countries have formally established national technical advisory bodies to guide immunization policies; other countries are working towards or contemplating the establishment of such bodies. These advisory bodies are often referred to as National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs). A NITAG is a technical resource providing guidance to national policy-makers and programme managers to enable them to make evidence-based immunization-related policy and programme decisions.
Information on NITAGs by country is available through the Observatory of the NITAG Resource Center. The Resource Centre is maintained by the SIVAC Initiative (see below) and its partners, and provides information, tools, and briefing materials for NITAGs and the global immunization community to improve evidence-based decision-making on vaccines and immunization at national level.
- NITAG Resource Centre
- The Supporting National Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees (SIVAC) Initiative
National Immunization Advisory Groups (NITAGs): Guidance for their establishment and strengthening
The Role of National Advisory Committees in Supporting Evidence-Based Decision Making for National Immunization Programs
Regional initiatives and collaborators
- Improving evidence-based decision-making processes for immunization programmes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
- ProVac Initiative
- Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet)
Page last updated: 16 June 2011