Meeting of Interested Parties (MIP)

Immunization and Vaccine Development

2002-2005 Strategy

A comprehensive publication describing the current work and future direction of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB)

Highlights from 2002-2005 Strategy

A short summary highlighting key activities from the 2002-2005 strategy of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

The State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization

This report highlights the immense strides made in global immunization since the mid-1990s. These include the near-eradication of polio worldwide as well as dramatic reductions in the incidence of measles and maternal and neonatal tetanus in some of the lowest-income countries. This report also charts progress in the development and introduction of new life-saving vaccines that have the potential to save millions of lives every year.

8th TCG Report

Report of the eighth meeting of the Technical Consultative Group (TCG) on the Global Eradication of Poliomyelitis

V&B catalogue

"Catalogue 2003" lists current documents produced and distributed by the World Health Organization's Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB)

Core information for the development of immunization policy, 2002 update

This updated publication provides concise background information that will assist national planners to formulate policies on the use of existing and many new vaccines.

Proceedings of the second Global Vaccine Research Forum, Montreux, Switzerland, 10-12 June 2001

Proceedings of the second Global Vaccine Research Forum, 10-12 June, 2001. This annual meeting aims to review diseases and or technologies with potential for future use and to identify opportunities and bottlenecks in vaccine research, development and introduction.

WHO-UNICEF joint statement on strategies to reduce measles mortality worldwide

Measles is a leading cause of childhood deaths. There were an estimated 30 million to 40 million cases of measles in 2000, causing some 777,000 deaths.

Measles - Mortality reduction and regional elimination strategic plan 2001-2005

The strategic plam is intended to provide a framework for guiding and co-ordinating measles mortality reduction and regional elimination activities at the country, regional and global levels. It updates the previous WHO document on measles control in the 1990s.

Procedure for assessing the acceptability, in principle, of vaccines for purchase by United Nations agencies

This revised publication outlines the current process in place at WHO to assess the acceptability of candidate vaccines for purchase by United Nations agencies. It includes a new policy governing prequalification of vaccines from manufacturers that perform only bulk filling and formulation activities.