Reports & publications

Reports & publications

HIIP provides easy, one stop access to statistical and analytical reports produced through HIIP and by technical programmes of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific and links to useful reports, publications and other sources of information on health-related indicators in the Region.

Hepatitis B Control – Strategic Information and Country Profiles

Hepatitis B Control – Strategic Information and Country Profiles

Remarkable progress has been made in controlling hepatitis B infection in the Western Pacific Region. In 2005 the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific made a momentous decision to adopt the world’s first regional hepatitis B control goal. Resolution WPR/RC56.R8 set a goal of less than 1% hepatitis B prevalence among children with a milestone target of less than 2% prevalence by 2012. In 2012 the Region made history by achieving that milestone. The countries and areas of the Western Pacific Region have proven that a well-planned programme including evidence-based policies and careful performance measurement is a formula for success.

This document provides an overview of the hepatitis B control programme in the Western Pacific Region, and hepatitis B data profiles for the 36 countries and areas of the Region. The profiles include demographic data, vaccination policies, childbirth delivery types, reported vaccination coverage from 2008–2012, vaccination coverage and seroprevalence survey summaries, and the status of hepatitis B control verification. We are hopeful that this easy-to-ready snapshot of up-to-date data by country will be a useful tool for decision-makers in sustaining and increasing the important gains in hepatitis B control in the Western Pacific Region.

The Region has proven that suffering and death due to hepatitis B infection need not continue. Currently nine countries and areas have been verified as having reached the goal of less than 1% hepatitis B prevalence among five-year-old children. Let us continue to work together to ensure that all countries and areas achieve and sustain the goal of less than 1% hepatitis B prevalence among children, and that hepatitis B infection becomes a thing of the past.

Regional and country profiles of measles elimination

Regional and country profiles of measles elimination

The Regional and Country Profiles of Measles Elimination provide a comprehensive overview of regional and country progress towards and status of measles elimination. The overview is organized into 5 sections including Demographic Information, Incidence, Epidemiologic and Virologic Characteristic, Surveillance and Laboratory Performance, Immunity Profile, and Sustainability of Measles Elimination in the context of NIP sustainability. Data will be updated periodically.

Measles-Rubella Bulletin

Measles-Rubella Bulletin

The Measles-Rubella Bulletin, issued by Western Pacific Regional Office of WHO shares information and reports progress on measles elimination activities in the Western Pacific Region. Timely articles focus on current activities and experiences with measles elimination efforts. In addition, the Measles-Rubella Bulletin provides updated country-specific surveillance information such as the number of reported suspected and confirmed measles cases, and measles incidence rate.

Poliomyelitis Surveillance Bulletin

Poliomyelitis Surveillance Bulletin

Poliomyelitis surveillance is worldwide based on reporting and investigating cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), rather than just “suspected poliomyelitis”, serving two specific purposes. First, AFP surveillance substantially increases the sensitivity of the surveillance system and allows it to detect the entire spectrum of paralytic poliomyelitis, both classical and atypical cases, and thus wild poliovirus transmission in a population should it occur. Secondly, AFP surveillance provides objective data with which to monitor the quality of surveillance in an individual country or large population group.

The performance of AFP surveillance (including quality of laboratory testing) and incidence of poliomyelitis tables of each country in the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR) is being published on a weekly basis to facilitate the timely global exchange of AFP surveillance data documenting how the Region is maintaining its poliomyelitis-free status.

Regional certification that indigenous transmission of wild poliovirus had stopped in all WPR countries was achieved in October 2000; the last indigenous wild poliovirus case had occurred in March 1997.

National immunization data - EPI summaries by country

National immunization data - EPI summaries by country

These fact sheets provide a comprehensive overview of immunization-related statistics for each country in the WHO Western Pacific Region. Among the key indicators are: immunization coverage, surveillance data for vaccine preventable diseases, immunization schedules, as well as indicators for measles elimination and hepatitis B control.

Compiled annually, they draw on the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Forms on Immunization. The standardized format allows easy comparison between countries, and interpretation of graphical data such as immunization coverage by antigen.

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