Within these pages you will find a wide selection of resources. They include UNICEF publications, technical and policy documents relating to immunization, links to other useful websites, and information on events and conferences with which UNICEF has been associated.
- Policies, plans, strategies and procedures
Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020
Immunization Summary, UNICEF 2013
Global and Regional Immunization Coverage (1980-2012) (data as July 2013)
Global Measles and Rubella Strategic Plan 2012-2020
The Integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)
Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed
Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018
The GAVI Alliance Strategy 2011-2015 and Business Plan
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
The GAVI Alliance is a unique organization that aligns public and private resources in a global effort to create greater access to the benefits of immunization. The site includes links to websites of GAVI partners as well as information on its funding mechanisms, technologies, types of financial and material support provided. The section on performance shows GAVI's progress against its goals.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
International Vaccine Institute
The IVI is an international center of research, training and technical assistance for vaccine development against diseases such as cholera, shigellosis, and typhoid fever. Its research provides policymakers the evidence to introduce new-generation vaccines into the public health programmes for the poor in developing countries.
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
PATH has a vast online Vaccine Resource Library containing the best materials available on specific diseases and topics on immunization for use by health professionals, policy makers and parents. It includes documents from WHO, UNICEF, the US Centers for Disease Control and many other agencies organized by topic. Materials are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and other languages.
SIGN is a voluntary coalition of stakeholders aiming to achieve safe and appropriate use of injections throughout the world and includes a toolbox of resources for immunization and injection safety. The Essential Health Technologies (EH) department of the World Health Organization (WHO) provides the secretariat for the network.
The Communication Initiative
The Communication Initiative is a partnership of development organizations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development, including immunization.
The Measles Initiative
The Measles Initiative is a partnership committed to controlling measles deaths in Africa by vaccinating 200 million children through both mass and follow-up campaigns in up to 36 Sub-Saharan African countries.
World Health Organization (WHO) Vaccines and Biologicals
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health work. Its objective is "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health". The site provides policy, guidelines and information about vaccines, immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.
UNICEF India's polio page - UNICEF India's country office polio eradication webpage.
IEC Warehouse - a user-friendly digital repository of information, education and communication (IEC) materials developed or produced by UNICEF India.
Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) - The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.
The Communication Initiative Network's (Comminit) polio page - Comminit maintains a large and active webpage on communication for polio.
Communication for Social Change Consortium (CFSC) - Polio communication in Nigeria is listed as a current CEFS project, yet no separate project pages exists. Polio communication information can be found through the site's Body of Knowledge search engine.
Development Communication's (DevComm) communication page - Polio is not a main focus at the present time, yet the site houses a range of reports on past immunization activities.
The Social Mobilization Network (SMNet) - a programme communication network, established in Uttar Pradesh, India, that has grown to a team of more than 4000 community level mobilisers, and about 500 coordinators.
Academy for Educational Development (AED) - AED is a nonprofit organization working globally to improve education, health, civil society and economic development-the foundation of thriving societies.
Health Communication Initiative - HCP links five leading institutions together to accomplish its goal of strengthening public health in the developing world through strategic communication programs.
International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) - IICD is a non-profit foundation that specializes in information and communication technologies (ICT) as a tool for development.
Johns Hopkins University's Center for Communication Programmes (JHUCCP) - CCP partners with organizations worldwide to design and implement communication programs.
PANOS Institute - Panos London promotes the participation of poor and marginalized people in national and international development debates through media and communication projects.
Food and Agriculture Organization's Communication for Development page (FAO)
ChildInfo - This website contains UNICEF’s statistical information, including data used in UNICEF’s flagship publications, The State of the World’s Children and Progress for Children.
WHO Data, Statistics and Graphics - Most of the data compiled on these pages is derived from official reports by WHO Member States and unless otherwise stated, data is reported annually through the WHO/UNICEF joint reporting process.