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NITAG TECNICAL NEWSLETTER 2
   
 
  Quebec
 
Advice on vaccination against HPV for men having sexual intercourse with other men

This document aims at filling the lack of studies regarding HPV vaccine for men having sexual intercourse with other men and summarizes data on the subject. 

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  Mozambique
 
Updated Recommendations for the Use of Typhoid Vaccine

COPI recommends to introduce the vaccine against measles and rubella in the routine immunization programme for children of 18 months, followed by a booster dose for children aged between 4 and 6 years old. 

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  Luxembourg
 
Immunization against pneumococcal disease in high risk populations or people aged 65 and older

The Health Council of Luxembourg recommends vaccination against pneumococcal disease for high risk populations and people aged 65 years of age or older who should receive one dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV 13) Vaccine followed by a dose of PPSV23 8 weeks later. 

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United States
 
recommendation on the Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines in Adolescents and Young Adults

At its June 2015 meeting, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that adolescents and young adults aged 16–23 years may be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine to provide short-term protection against most strains of serogroup B meningococcal disease. This report summarizes the deliberations of ACIP, the rationale for its decision, and recommendations for use of MenB vaccines in adolescents and young adults.

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Focus on

Inauguration of the NIGERIAN NITAG

The Nigeria Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NGI-TAG) was inaugurated on the 17th of Agust, 2015 at the 4th ICC meeting.

In line with WHO recommendations and while Nigeria is closer than ever to ending polio, the group will be chaired by Professor Umaru Shehu
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Scientific resource
Vaccine Special Issue on Vaccine Hesitancy
Vaccine / 14 August 2015

The journal Vaccine, guest-edited by WHO, dedicates a special issue to vaccine hesitancy. Experts review the role of vaccine hesitancy in limiting vaccine coverage and explore strategies to address it.

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Scientific resource
Reducing pain at the time of vaccination - WHO Position Paper

WHO / 25 September 2015

This position paper is the first policy paper on pain mitigation at the time of vaccination. It integrates information pertaining to the reduction of pain, distress and fear across all age groups.

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Operational resource
Standard Operating Procedure of the German Standing Committee on Vaccinations (STIKO)
STIKO / 2014

This standard operating procedure (SOP) describes the methodological concepts and steps used by the German Standing Committee on Vaccinations (STIKO) and serves as guidance for STIKO in the development of new vaccination recommendations. It has recently been translated into English and French.

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Operational resource
Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Testing Services
WHO / July 2015

These guidelines bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HTS and address issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS. It provides a new recommendation to support HTS by trained lay providers, considers the potential of HIV self-testing to increase access to and coverage of HIV testing, and outlines focused and strategic approaches to HTS that are needed to support the new UN 90 –90 –90 global HIV targets. This guidance will assist national programme managers and service providers in planning for and implementing HTS.

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Tiberiu Holban
NITAG Chair
Republic of Moldova
 
 
What is most difficult is the acceptance of our recommendations by the Ministry of Health because our country is experiencing a period of political instability and severe financial hardship.
 
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  Upcoming events  
     
 
5-7
november
 
Capacity building for global health - 22nd canadian conference

The 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health will provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers interested in primary health care to share knowledge, experience and promote innovation and collaborative action. The 2015 Conference is held in partnership with the Global Health Research Capacity Training Program (GHR-CAPS).

Organized by Canadian society for Global Health
 
Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal
 
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11-13
november
  ESCAIde

Among other presentations, Danielle Nijsten will be presenting the "Inventory of advisory reports issued and the methodology applied by five NITAGs between 2011-2014 to assess possible modes of collaboration".

Organized by ECDC, EPIET, EAN, TEPHINET
 
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center
 
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2-3
December
 
Stakeholder meeting on collaboration to support NITAGs in the EU/EEA

In 2014, a draft ‘Roadmap for improving data, methodology and resource sharing to support NITAGs in the European Union’ was developed by the ECDC-funded VENICE III consortium.This meeting aims at discussing the different scenarios and required resources.

Organized by ECDC & VENICE III
 
Berlin
 
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  Previous events  
     
 
21
October
  ACIP meeting

Discover the topics that have been discussed in the one day meeting of ACIP. Minutes will be posted within 90 days of the meeting.

Organized by US-CDC
 
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta
 
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13-14
October
 
AFRICAN SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP OF NITAGS SECRETARIATS FOR THE SOUTH WEST REGION

This workshop aimed at strenghtening collaboration between NITAGs and the objectives were to...

Organized by the SIVAC initiative
 
hôtel Palm Club, Abidjan
 
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