World Immunization Week 24-30 April 2018 “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year’s theme: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”, encourages people at every level – from donors to the general public – to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.
Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases. Of these children, 1 out of 10 never receive any vaccinations, and most likely have never been seen by the health system.
2018 Campaign objectives
The goal of World Immunization Week 2018 is to urge greater action on immunization around the world, with a particular focus on spotlighting the role that everyone can play in this effort, from donors to individuals.
As part of the 2018 campaign, WHO and partners aim to:
- Highlight the importance of immunization, and the remaining gaps in global coverage
- Underscore the value of vaccines to target donor countries and the importance of investing in immunization efforts
- Highlight the ways in which everyone – from donors to individuals – can and must drive vaccine progress.
Progress towards the Decade of Vaccines
The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) – endorsed by 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012 – aims to prevent millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases by 2020 through universal access to immunization. Despite improvements in individual countries and a strong global rate of new vaccine introduction, all of the GVAP targets for disease elimination—including measles, rubella, and maternal and neonatal tetanus—are behind schedule.
In order for everyone, everywhere to survive and thrive, countries must make more concerted efforts to reach GVAP goals by 2020. Additionally, those countries that have achieved or made forward progress towards achieving the goals must work to sustain those efforts over time – so that no person goes without life-saving vaccines.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Important Notice regarding BCG vaccination – Child Health Division/DoHS
The National Immunization Programme (National Immunization Schedule), Nepal
The 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (2016 NDHS)
Microplanning for immunization service delivery using the Reaching Every District (RED) strategy
27th March 2014 : Historical Day in field of Public Health to end Polio in Nepal
National Immunization Schedule
Key Strategies for polio eradication
Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016 Key Indicators Report (Short Notes)
Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016 Key Indicators Report
World Immunization Week 2017 #VaccinesWork
Sub-National Immunization Day- 2015
Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (NMICS) 2014 Key Findings Report
World Polio Day 24 October 2017- Promoting health through the life-course