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Implementation Task Force (ITF)

The Implementation Task Force (ITF) is co-chaired by WHO and the government of Norway. The objectives of the task force include:

  • Assist governments to ensure the existence and functioning of government-led coordination mechanisms for immunization partners at country level.
  • Define indicators and mechanisms to monitor National Immunization Programmes against defined indicators.
  • Promote the use and interpretation of appropriate assessment tools for evaluation of immunization programmes.
  • Assist governments to ensure that immunization services are integrated into health reform systems and that critical indicators are adapted into routinely used health system formats.
  • Establish and/or institutionalize a mechanism for global coordination of country visits and technical assistance made by GAVI Partners.

Members of the task force include:

  • Industrialized country govt - Norway, United States, United Kingdom
  • WHO
  • The Vaccine Fund
  • The World Bank
  • GAVI Secretariat
  • NGO - PATH
  • Technical Institute - CDC
  • Industry - IFPMA

Regional Working Groups -

  • East and South African Sub-Regional Working Group
  • West and Central African Sub-Regional Working Group
  • Eastern Meditarrean Regional Working Group
  • European Regional Working Group
  • South East Asian Regional Working Group
  • Asia Pacific Regional Working Group

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