Immunization Preventable Diseases




WHO-IPD (Programme for Immunization Preventable Diseases) formerly known as “Polio Eradication Nepal” (PEN) provides technical support to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) for vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in Nepal. Since its establishment in 1998, IPD has been supporting the Government of Nepal’s endeavor to strengthen the surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP for polio), measles, neonatal tetanus (NT), acute encephalitis syndrome (AES for Japanese encephalitis), and the routine immunization programme. IPD supports these activities in close collaboration with the Child Health Division (CHD), Epidemiology and Diseases Control Division (EDCD), and National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) under the Department of Health Services of Ministry of Health and Population.  IPD currently has 11 field offices with 15 surveillance medical officers.  All of the IPD field offices operate in close coordination with the Regional Health Directorates (RHD) and the District (Public) Health Offices (DHO) to carry out the surveillance and immunization related activities. 


IPD’s Core Activities

*      Surveillance of VPDs

*      Surveillance support for other infectious diseases

*      Support for routine and supplementary immunization activities

*      Support in policy formulation and strategy development for the National Immunization Programme (NIP)

*      Research, publication and dissemination of surveillance information and guidelines

*      Social mobilization

*      Coordination with partners

*      Technical support to MOHP for laboratory diagnosis of VPDs


IPD’s Partners

*      United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

*      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta

*      Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

*      Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)

*      Rotary International

*      United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP)

*      United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

*      World Bank

More Information:

Ø     VPD Surveillance

Ø     Immunization

Ø     EPI Fact Sheets

Ø     Newsletter

Ø     Guidelines

Ø     Reports

Ø     Other publication

Ø     Events

Ø     Contact Us



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