It assists countries in improving the performance of vaccination and surveillance programs and regional laboratory networks, as well as enhances country laboratory diagnostic capabilities.
It promotes the political priority and sustainability of vaccination programs through policy and legislation. Generates critical epidemiological data on disease burden and cost-effectiveness of interventions for decision making regarding current vaccination programs and new vaccine introductions. Ensures the orderly supply of quality vaccines through the PAHO Revolving Fund for Vaccine Procurement.
Recent Immunization News
Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz-Matus Awarded for Achievements in Health
The H. Commission of the Mexican Society of Public Health has awarded Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz-Matus, chief of the Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit, with the 2014 Medal for Health Excellence as an acknowledgement of his outstanding career in public health and for the indisputable contributions he has made both to the Mexican Society of Public Health and to the field of public health.