September 2012 DoV Collaboration Update
The DoVC requests further input on the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) indicators
A final set of GVAP indicators will be presented to the World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) during their November 2012 meeting, to the WHO Executive Board in January 2013 and at the World Health Assembly 2013. However, as with the GVAP itself, a wider consultation process is requested to secure further input to the indicators before they are finalized for WHO review.
A matrix with the M&E indicators, including operational definitions, data sources, baselines, targets and milestones can be found here. Please provide feedback to Laurie Werner (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, October 5. Your input is greatly appreciated!
Defining an accountability framework
Accountability refers to the cyclical process of assessing progress, documenting success, identifying problems and taking prompt action when and where appropriate. The WHO is taking the lead on strengthening and expanding existing immunization review mechanisms to include the Decade of Vaccines and the GVAP’s indicators.
- At the global level the primary mechanism is the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE).
- WHO Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Groups and existing mechanisms at the national level, such as the Interagency Coordinating Committees (ICCs) and the National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs), could take on a role similar to that which SAGE has at the global level.
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