Executive Summary

  • From April 20 to 27, 2019, the Region of the Americas celebrated its 17th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) + the 8th World Immunization Week (WIW)
  • The 2019 Regional Slogan was Protect your community. Do your part. #GetVax.”
  • 45 countries + territories participated, vaccinating over 65 million individuals

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May 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Immunization Newsletter! Started by Ciro de Quadros and PAHO´s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), the first issue of the Immunization Newsletter was published in English and Spanish in May 1979. Over the past decades, the Newsletter´s audience has grown to reach 7,000 people across 138 countries all over the world.


PAHO is conducting an external evaluation of the Immunization Program with the objective to strengthening the technical cooperation provided to countries and territories in the Region of the Americas. I. Description and Overall Purpose of the Evaluation. II. Main and Specific Objectives. III. Composition of the Independent Evaluator Group (established October 2018). IV. PAHO Secretariat.

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