|Comprehensive Family Immunization (IM)|
The Comprehensive Family Immunization (IM) mission is to promote and coordinate technical cooperation and partnerships with the private and public sectors and the international community in support of countries' efforts to achieve sustainable and equitable reduction of morbidity and mortality of vaccine-preventable diseases through control and elimination strategies
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.
Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). That leaves one in four without the life-saving treatment but represents a 10% improvement in just two years and puts Latin America and the Caribbean ahead of all other developing regions in levels of ART coverage.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization