PRE-CONFERENCE “ASIAN EPI MANAGERS MEETING”

Venue: Naypyidaw
11- 12 September 2019, Wednesday - Thursday
(by invitation only)


This workshop will be supported and hosted by the Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar. Shuttle bus service will be provided to the attendees from Naypyidaw to Yangon (approximately 5 hours by car and 1 hour by flight) at the end of the meeting on 12 September 2019. The event will be attended by international participants and Myanmar subnational EPI managers. The workshop will focus on providing updates on underused vaccines in the region (influenza, rotavirus, HPV) and provide technical updates on a range of topics and identify new opportunities to enhance schedules (e.g. birth dose hepatitis B vaccine). The workshop will be supported by WHO, UNICEF, PATH, ROTA Council, APACI and other partners. The workshop will be held prior to the 7th Asian Vaccine Conference (ASVAC 2019).

ASIAN EPI MANAGERS MEETING
TITLE: “Enhancing immunisation programmes:
new opportunities and technical updates”
DAY 1 Full-day meeting
11 September 2019, Tuesday
Meeting Venue: NAYPYIDAW
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome session
Opening Messages
Permanent Secretary, MoHS WHO and UNICEF (RO)
9:00 - 9:40 Decade of Vaccines 2011 - 2020 :
progress and post-2020 vision
Jayantha Liyanage
9:40 - 11:00
Session I : INFLUENZA
1. Influenza burden and vaccine uptake :
Country experiences
Joe Bresee, PIVI
2. Hong KongJohn Tam, APACI
3. Laos PDRBounpheng Philavong, MOH
4. VietnamHang Nguyen Minh or Deputy, MOH
5. DISCUSSION
11:00 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 12:30
Session II ROTAVIRUS
1. Rotavirus burden and vaccine uptake :
Country experiences
Carl Kirkwood ~ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2. IndiaArup Deb Roy, John Snow Inc
3. BangladeshTBC
4. MyanmarTBC
5. RAVIN updateMathu Santosham
6. DISCUSSION
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:50
Session III HPV
1. Cervical Cancer burden and HPV vaccine uptake :
Country experiences
Kim Mulholland, University of Melbourne
2. MalaysiaTBC
3. Sri LankaTBC
4. ThailandTBC
5. DISCUSSION
Session IV – Programmatic updates
Chair : TBC
14:50 - 15:20 1. Monitoring & evaluation of NIP :
Tracker module - coding / AEFI reporting; DHIS2 Vs Immunization and Logistic Management Information System;
15:20 – 15:50 2. Quality Cold chain in NIP :
Effective Vaccine Management 2.0
15:50 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30
Session V - Technical updates
1. DiphtheriaTBC
2. IBDKim Mulholland, University of Melbourne
3. Japanese EncephalitisTony Marfin, PATH
4. Rabies UpdateTBC
5. TyphoidTony Marfin, PATH
6. DISCUSSION
DAY 2 Half-day meeting
12 September 2019, Wednesday
8:30 - 10:00
Session VI : Challenges and Opportunities
1. Continuing AFP surveillance after polio eradicationSudhir Joshi, WHO
2. Challenges and opportunities toward measles eliminationJayantha Liyanage, WHO
3. Responding outbreaks of emerging VPDSudhir Joshi and Jayantha Liyanage, WHO
4. Hepatitis B birth doseTBC
5. DISCUSSION
10:00- 10:15 Break
10:15- 11:45
Communication strategies : lessons learned and challenges
Chair : TBC
1. Vaccine risk communicationTBC
2. Human-centered design to create demand on immunization & its application in the fieldTBC
3. Equity, communications and community partnershipsCraig Burgess, John Snow Inc.
4. DISCUSSION
11:45- 12:15 Closing
12:30 - 18:30 Bus to Yangon
(includes stop for refreshments)