Global Vaccine Safety

Stakeholders Meeting on Maternal Interventions Vigilance Geneva, 20 to 21 November 2017

WHO

Maternal immunization has the potential of improving health outcomes for women and their babies. The stakeholder meeting gathered technical experts from academia, technical and regulatory agencies. It highlighted considerable efforts ongoing to generate the data necessary to measure progress and minimize risks. It also confirmed that many existing programs are complementary and can potentially build a stronger joint system. Improved pregnancy vigilance will benefit from enhanced collaboration. A task force to address harmonization between data systems is proposed within WHO. Once established, the task force will reach out to multiple stakeholders and propose collaborative mechanisms to synergize expertise and optimize data access.