WHO Europe: Updates
Pilot testing of behaviour-based immunization toolkit enters second phase in Bulgaria
The second phase of a pilot project on implementation of a toolkit focused on vaccination behaviours among vulnerable populations took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 10–14 September 2012. This second mission was dedicated to testing the formative phase of the toolkit.
European Immunization Week 2012 in review
In 2012, all 53 Member States in the WHO European Region took part in European Immunization Week (EIW), a milestone in the initiative’s seven-year history. The 2012 campaign focused on the elimination of measles and rubella by 2015, and the vital role of health workers as the most trusted source of information about vaccines.
WHO contributes to strengthening Bulgaria’s vaccine regulatory system
From 1 to 4 October 2012 WHO will conduct a reassessment of Bulgaria’s national regulatory authority (NRA) responsible for the regulatory oversight of vaccines. This is a key and mandatory step in the WHO vaccine prequalification procedure.