Global Vaccine Action Plan review and Lessons Learned Report

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Global Vaccine Action Plan review and Lessons Learned Report
WHO/IVB/19.07 2019 :: 44 pages
Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization. The Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020.
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Preface [excerpt]
…This report expands on the annual assessment reports prepared by the SAGE Decade of Vaccines Working Group. It considers the entire decade, drawing on a review of progress toward GVAP’s goals and objectives as well as the perceptions of stakeholders captured through three surveys, which elicited 310 responses from immunization stakeholders, and two sets of semi-structured interviews with 80 stakeholders undertaken in 2017–2019. It also incorporates valuable insights from Working Group members and the representatives of partner organizations and WHO regional offices who have made important contributions to annual
assessments. Annex 3 provides links to the full body of evidence used to generate this report.
This document reflects on the lessons learned from GVAP, and makes recommendations for the development, content and implementation of the next global immunization strategy.


A post-2020 global immunization strategy should:
1. Build on GVAP’s lessons learned, ensuring more timely and comprehensive implementation at global, regional and national levels

2. Have a key focus on countries:
2a. Place countries at the centre of strategy development and implementation to ensure context specificity and relevance
2b. Strengthen country-led evidence-based decision-making
2c. Encourage the sourcing and sharing of innovations to improve programme performance
2d. Promote use of research by countries to accelerate uptake of vaccines and vaccine technologies and to improve programme performance

3. Maintain the momentum towards GVAP’s goals:
3a. Incorporate key elements of GVAP, recognizing its comprehensiveness and the need to
sustain immunization’s successes each and every year
3b. Add a specific focus on humanitarian emergencies, displacement and migration, and chronic fragility
3c. Encourage stronger integration between disease-elimination initiatives and national immunization programmes 3d. Encourage greater collaboration and integration within and beyond the health sector

4. Establish a governance model better able to turn strategy into action:
4a. Create a robust and flexible governance structure and operational model based on closer collaboration between partners at all levels
4b. Incorporate the flexibility to detect and respond to emerging issues
4c. Develop and maintain a strong communications and advocacy strategy

5. Promote long-term planning for the development and implementation of novel vaccine and other preventive innovations, to ensure populations benefit as rapidly as possible

6. Promote use of data to stimulate and guide action and to inform decision-making

7. Strengthen monitoring and evaluation at the national and sub-national level to promote greater accountability