Maternal Immunization Safety Monitoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Roadmap for Program Development

Oct 16, 2017

Maternal immunization holds the promise of further reducing morbidity and mortality among pregnant women and infants, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where there is the greatest burden of vaccine-preventable disease. This report, developed with input from a large, multidisciplinary group of experts, summarizes existing programs in pharmacovigilance and maternal, newborn, and child health surveillance in LMICs; identifies gaps and needs; and outlines a roadmap for program development and implementation for monitoring the safety of maternal immunizations in LMICs. Dr Sonali Kochhar, Medical Director, Global Healthcare Consulting was part of the Core Advisory Group, an Author and Reviewer for the report.

 

http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s23275en/s23275en.pdf