Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

12 January 2017

New Chair of SAGE takes office

Dr Alejandro Cravioto, internationally-recognized expert in vaccination took over in January 2017 as the Chair of WHO’s leading advisory group on immunization, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization.

Dr Cravioto took over from Professor Jon Abramson who had served as Chair from 2013 to 2016 and had reached the end of his term.

Currently, Dr. Cravioto is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

2 December 2016

Full report for the SAGE meeting of October 2016

SAGE participants seated during the meeting

The full report for the SAGE meeting of 18-20 October is now available.

2 November 2016

Summary report for the SAGE meeting of October 2016

SAGE participants seated during the meeting

The last SAGE meeting took place in Geneva from 18-20 October 2016. A summary report of the meeting is now available.

SAGE news

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of WHO. SAGE is the principal advisory group to WHO for vaccines and immunization. It is charged with advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. SAGE is concerned not just with childhood vaccines and immunization, but all vaccine-preventable diseases.

Last updated: January 2017

Next meeting

The next SAGE meeting will take place in Geneva from the 25-27 April 2017.

Future meetings

Previous meetings

Regional Technical Advisory Groups on Immunization

National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups

External review

Report on immunization advisory committees as presented at the 17-18 April 2007 SAGE meeting by an independent review team.