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Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly: daily notes on proceedings

Notes: Saturday, 25 May 2013

Global Vaccine Action Plan

Item 16.1 - document A66/19

Member States reiterated their support to the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to vaccines for people in all communities, and for the proposed Framework for Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability (which is linked to the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health).

Delegates also supported the independent review process to assess and report progress and acknowledged the leadership demonstrated by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) in this process. Speakers highlighted the need to mobilize greater resources to support low- and middle-income countries to implement the Plan and monitor impact; ensure that support to countries to implement the Plan includes a strong focus on strengthening routine immunization; and to facilitate vaccine technology transfer.

Neglected tropical diseases

Item 16.2 - document EB132/2013/REC/1, resolution EB132.R7 and A66/20

Delegates discussed Resolution EB132.R7 on the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Some amendments have been suggested and a revised paper will be circulated.